Naturopathy upholds the beliefs of Yoga. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word, ‘Yuj’ that means union; to simply put, Yoga means the union of body, mind and spirit. The purpose of Yoga is to create balance within the body by developing strength and flexibility. The practice of postures and poses (Asanas) in yoga has specific physical and psychological effects. Pranayama or regulated breathing, encourages better flow of oxygen within the body. Bandhas or locking the body in particular positions has specific effects, as do Dhyana or meditation, Kriyas or cleansing, and Thrataka or eye exercises.