Yoga can give you greater access to your soul and more confidence about your body, and it can put bliss where anxiety used to be. The word itself means union: with the divine, with your true nature, with purest joy. Hatha yoga, which concentrates on the physical body, involved breathing practices, gentle movements, and static postures to make you strong, flexible, and balanced. In time, these become more than physical traits; they carry over into a strong character, a flexible attitude, and a balanced life.

Victoria Moran, Lit from Within