Winter: If you are looking for a way to de-stress after the holiday rush and have added getting in shape to your New Year’s resolution list then you may want to consider signing up for a Yoga class. Yoga originated in India close to 5000 years ago. Yoga was designed to bring the mind, body and spirit into union with the forces of the universe. Yoga can provide many bodily benefits and is a great way to release mental stress. Part of the Yoga involves breathing and meditation techniques that must be mastered by the participant. In addition, Yoga can be used as a strengthening routine and can also provide a means for weight loss. The easy pace of Yoga makes it possible for any age to participate. You may want to sign up for a class this winter and see if it is for you.