Yoga comprises several body postures, which are called yogasanas in Sanskrit. Many people practice pranayama as part of their yogic exercise. In pranayama, people sit cross-legged on the ground and concentrate on their breathing. This form of yoga imparts people with day-long energy and calmness. Several yogasanas like halasana and shirshasana help people battle minor ailments like indigestion, mental stress, backache etc. While yoga cannot replace traditional treatment techniques, we find it can be an excellent complement to existing medications and treatments.