Yoga will change you. It will change your life. The new thing, the new buzz word is mindfulness. Mindfulness, however, is a social construct. It’s something we've created to speak to us about how to be fully present; to be in the here and now. So, there is this thing called yoga that has been around for at least 5,000 years that speaks to this. Mindfulness is pushed beyond the limit with breath work in yoga. Pranayama is the Sanskrit word that refers to breath work in yoga. "Prana" means "life force" and "Yama" mean "to control", so pranayama means to control the breath. When you work on your breath in yoga you are deliberately changing the way you breathe to help you with whatever pose you're in.
There are so many levels to what yoga is—mind, body & spirit. Here’s the thing. After 12 months of practicing yoga daily I am, unapologetically hooked. Yes, the change in my body has been gently and sometimes without precedence pushed. My mind and spirit have been moved in a way that is difficult to described. In a word, I have let go of that which does not serve me. I’ve simply let it go. Namaste.