Yoga is a non-competitive practice suitable for everyone. It can be easily adapted for people at any age or stage of physical, mental or emotional development. The gentle stretches release tension and relax tight muscles, which increases flexibility. Other benefits include improved posture, deeper breathing, mental clarity, better physical fitness, improved sleep and an ability to go with the flow of life. The classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and shavasana (relaxation).