Nothing requires more focus than balance (try balancing an egg on your big toe in the middle of a kindergarten playground). In this class you may find yourself challenged in all departments, especially your ego. Fortunately, yoga is not a competition (though it has been tried), and in fact not paying attention to what your neighbor is doing is your first line of defense against falling flat on your face. Focusing in a balancing pose triggers something called ‘proprioception’ which is (according to Google) “the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.” This difficult-to-pronounce word helps you tone your muscles, strengthen your joints, and become aware of every fiber in your body. Plus, your mind is at its most calm when it is forced to concentrate, which allows the body to develop in ways the Sedentary Warrior (not included in this program) can never imagine.