Yoga helps people of all ages develop strong, healthy bodies, learn to respect themselves and the environment around us, and build self-esteem. Through a series of poses and relaxation exercises, yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration. Yoga is a way for us to take time from our everyday lives to focus on strengthening our bodies, releasing the tensions that can build up in our muscles and minds, and enhancing our feelings of peace and well-being. Practiced alone or alongside other therapeutic activities, yoga will enhance physical and neurological needs, tone internal organs, and stimulate nerves and glands, as well as assist with calming and relaxation.