Yoga is an ancient practice with its origin back in India. It is designed to help achieve a more positive outlook on life and a focused, permanent sense of serenity and peace. The word ‚yoga’ itself means ‚union’ or ‘union with the divine’. Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness. And yes, yoga can increase your flexibility, strength, improve your balance, and decrease your cholesterol. But yoga also improves your focus, makes you present. It doesn’t just make you present on the mat but also to yourself and other people, the world around you.