Yoga is also a tool or system to facilitate balance. Not only is physical balance achieved by the movements of the body, but mental and spiritual balance can be improved at the same time. Through the process of moving through the postures and focusing on the breathing, the stress and anxiety you may be holding are suppressed and minimized, leaving you with a sense of calm and peace. In addition to the great physical workout, yoga also teaches us how to be still, both physically and mentally. With regular practice, the stillness you learn in class can be taken with you to other, more stressful, parts of your life.