Yoga originated in India about 4000 years ago and the Asanas, or yoga poses, were originally created so the practitioner's body would be prepared to sit in meditation and so that they could remain healthy in order to serve others. The Asanas are only a tiny speck of the whole system of Yoga, and there is much to be gained from a regular practice. Modern science now proves that yoga is highly beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical health and is highly recommended for the treatment of chronic stress, PTSD, high blood pressure, anxiety & depression, arthritis, and other challenges. Yoga helps the practitioner build self-awareness, focus, compassion, inner and outer strength and flexibility, self-acceptance, increases health and well-being, and cultivates Love. There is no required age, level of physical fitness, brand of clothing, or prior experience to practice.