Although yoga has been around for centuries it is only in the last 2 decades that it has really become popular. With yoga studios popping up on every street corner, it seems like everyone is practicing yoga these days. With yoga’s emphasis on the holistic nature of health – mind, body and spirit – it is natural that spas around the world have come to embrace the practice of yoga and incorporate it into their services. Similar to many spa treatments, yoga has both physical and mental benefits. Physically, yoga stretches and strengthens the body through a series of poses. Mentally, yoga calms the mind by encouraging the yoga practitioner to observe one’s thoughts without attachment or judgment and remain in the moment. Best of all, the feeling of contentment and bliss after a yoga class is one that extends into everyday life spreading peace into those busy, fast-paced days. Check out WaySpa.com for your local spa where you can practice yoga and then treat your sore muscles to a relaxing hot stone massage.