The stereotype of yoga is a young fit girl wearing a spandex body suite and twisting her flexible legs to a complex position (like a pretzel). But yoga is an art practiced by many different cultures, and is also the most efficient way to remove physical and mental stress. Yoga is a way to focus and balance your mind and body. It settles the nerves and helps you perform better at certain tasks. Yoga is a safe healthy way to become fit and achieve more. It also boosts self confidence levels, helps you learn better, become better friends, siblings, family members, and athletes.

Certain yoga positions are specifically portrayed to relieve stress due to a hard days work and sometimes getting ready for a new day. People also use yoga to stretch and sculpt their bodies for certain sports, for instance, gymnastics. With yoga your body speaks to you and sends messages of relief.

It has been proven that if you do not attend to your body's nagging needs like: I need to walk, or I need to stretch and relax. It may become very serious or if you completely ignore your needs to exercise, even life threatening. Yoga Therapy is the use of yoga postures, meditation and Pranayama to help the body naturally heal and balance itself. Certain yogic practices have been shown to have specific healing qualities in addition to yoga's inherent ability to create wellness and good health.

Yoga is practiced by people who want to calm their minds, regenerate their bodies, and manage their lives with greater ease and joy. In most ways yoga is a form of meditation. Mediation is a mental discipline of focusing the mind upon one thing or activity, the purpose of which is to develop a transcendent sense of peace and...