Here are the three elements of all types of yoga, along with the benefits to your health.
Asanas are the physical poses and exercises. They help align the spine, improve blood flow, energize glands, induce relaxation and enhance well-being.
Pranayama is the control of breath — usually slow, deep, abdominal — which relieve blockages caused by stress, toxins or improper diet.
Dhyana is meditation, the third aspect of classical yoga and can induce relaxation of the autonomic nervous system. This benefits medical disorders such as high blood pressure and stress-related and mood disorders.