Yak breath teaches students to breathe with control and efficiency. By segmenting the inhalation into three parts, they will increase the volume of air that enters the lungs resulting in greater oxygenation of the blood stream. It also teaches them to breathe more deeply and avoid shallow chest breathing. Warrior Yak Pose strengthens and flexes arm, leg and core muscles. It also improves balance. In the forward lunging leg, the pose targets opening the hip joint and strengthening the hamstring and calf muscles. Muscles in the back leg are lengthened, thus increasing flexibility. With arms reaching upward, arm muscles are strengthened as well as spinal vertebrae lengthened. Brave Yak targets the student’s imagination and facing of fears. Through visualization, students can watch themselves overcoming fear. Through reliving and sharing, they process through emotions related to their memory.