Yoga is a practice which is designed to positively impact the physical, mental and spiritual elements within the individual that practices it. There are a number of different styles, schools, practices and goals derived from the umbrella definition of Yoga. Yoga is the practice of syncing the mind and the body according to ancient Indian traditions. Yoga was introduced to the west in the 1980’s and has been expanding and increasing in numbers exponentially. When deciding to practice yoga, there are a number of factors to consider: Determining your goals through the practice of yoga and aligning that to one of the styles that is offered. Finding the right teacher. This might involve trying a number of different teachers or studios.