Yoga was developed in India thousands of years ago though was practiced very differently than what has evolved in the west! Hatha Yoga focuses on uniting prana (breath) and asana (posture) using active and dynamic movement, restful and static postures, and integrating various breathing modalities (pranayama). Further, yoga is the science of spiritual, mental and self transformation. It is an ancient discipline that seeks union with the Divine. The root verb 'yuj" means to "yoke", "join" or "unite"; in other words, union between individual consciousness and universal consciousness.