Yoga is a process that is not only stretching but also a gathering back in towards the center. This gathering towards the center is just as important as the stretching away from the center. Cultivating a lightness of the heart is a very important part of Yoga because the internal health of the body takes its cues from the person’s attitude. Thus the internal emotional and spiritual state of an individual has an impact on their physiology. Centering regularly brings us back to a healthy balance.