Emotional and physical traumas are stored in the body in the forms of injury, illness and distress/dis-ease. Through the practice of yoga, students gain greater insight into their physical and emotional well-being. In addition to creating greater strength, flexibility, balance, attention and concentration, practitioners improve their immune system and release toxins that have been stored in the body. Yoga also improves self-esteem and self-confidence as the practitioner gains greater insight into his/her body and self. In addition, yoga is inherently therapeutic as specific Asanas (poses) and sequences of Asanas can be used to treat and rehabilitate physical and emotional distress. In the context of individual and group psychotherapy, sequences are utilized to address symptoms of depression and anxiety and/or the specifc Chakra(s) in which dis-ease is present.