Upa Yoga is a simple yet powerful system of exercise that activates the joints, muscles, and energy system. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body's mechanics, this practice dispels inertia in the body's energy and brings ease to the whole system.
Within the human system, the energy flows along 72,000 pathways called nadis. At the joints, the nadis meet and form nodes, making the joints storehouses of energy. Upa Yoga activates this energy and also lubricates the joints, creating an instant sense of alertness and liveliness.
Upa Yoga essentially means "sub-yoga" or "pre-yoga". Because of many immediate and evident benefits, the word is commonly used to denote "usefulness."