So how does all this “centering” and concentration get you in shape? Because your mind and your body are so intricately connected, a centered mind with the power of concentration works directly on the body, allowing each iyo yoga posture to accomplish the maximum possible benefit. Don’t be misled into thinking you can ignore the “mental” parts of yoga because you aren’t in it for the “enlightenment.” Perhaps getting in shape is priority one for you. That’s great! But the key to iyo yoga’s fitness power is in the synthesis of everything you are: your body, your mind, your spirit—each part working together to make the whole stronger, healthier, and more alive. Remember, a healthy body means more than just a strong body. As any doctor will tell you, a positive attitude toward life is central to the body’s natural healing powers. IYO Yoga stimulates your body/mind power source, channeling your positive mental energy into your physical workout, and vice versa.