The goal of yoga is to create a physical effect, an emotional effect, and a spiritual effect. Yoga improves posture, lowers stress, elevates our mood, and improves digestion and circulation while toning the muscles and keeping joints fluid. I often say it is the fountain of youth, as it is anti-aging and an excellent way to bring you to (and help maintain) your ideal weight. It allows you to feel more grace in your everyday life, become more present in each moment, and see the beauty that surrounds you everywhere. Our practice allows us to un-peel our layers, becoming closer to our truth and comfortable in our skin. It invites us to let go, to surrender to what is and know that we are limitless. When you connect your movement through the postures to your mindful breath you are able to navigate through the landscapes of your body and mind and create a deeper intimacy with yourself.