The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word (Ancient Indian Language) yuj which means to unite or integrate. Yoga, then, is about the union of a person’s own consciousness and the universal consciousness. There are multiple branches of Yoga related to such concepts as Posture, Devotion, Self-Control, Mind, Service, and rituals. In Yoga, students gain breathing control as they slowly increase their breathing. By focusing on their breathing, they prepare their minds for meditation (a quiet Mind). For information on (6) types of Yoga and the benefits of Yoga visit Health Power’s Stress Prevention and Reduction section.