This ancient practice for health, peace and fulfillment in integrating your body and mind with soul has everything to do with fascia. Yoga asana postures were developed for the purpose of being able to sit in meditative posture comfortably for hours. So since yoga is to meditation as fascia is to structural changes, we need to look at how structural change is made to be able to sit in the same posture for hours. Ideally there should be minimal effort to be upright if your hips are stacked over your ankles, your shoulders stacked on top of your hips and head stacked in line with the shoulders. Yoga stretching and postures help to bring awareness to proper ALIGNMENT through working out the concept of tensegrity increasing elasticity and strength of the fascial structure, lengthening and toning muscles, at the same time building core strength which is integral for back support. Full RANGE OF MOTION is an indicator of healthy lubricated fascia. Since it is of a liquid crystalline nature fascia can dry up when flow of bodily fluids are blocked. The emphasis on BREATH work helps to open up constricted tissues from the inside out, helping to distribute oxygen and vital fluids to undernourished areas of the body. More space also means more ability to breathe deeply thus developing and holding more chi or prana in the body increasing your overall health, vitality and longevity.