Yoga is a form of physical exercise but has at its core, a meditative and spiritual component. There are many different types of Yoga, but the shared goals of the practices are self-discovery, connection to everyone and everything, and expansion of consciousness. Yoga is intended to help balance body systems on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Yoga sessions are designed to go through a series of poses or exercises to achieve balance, strength, flexibility, and wellbeing. Focus is placed on that pose combined with deep or rhythmic breathing. Postural balance and proper mechanics of the pose is stressed and encouraged. A meditative state is achieved bringing with it peace and serenity.