Here's Kelly McGonigal PhD - a Stanford psychologist and teacher of yoga/meditation, from her brilliant book Yoga for Chronic Pain:
Yoga teaches that the five dimensions of human experience - body, breath, mind, wisdom and joy - are deeply interconnected. To end suffering, [we] can start anywhere and let the healing work its way through every layer of mind.body and spirit. A yoga practice that takes the breath as its starting point will influence every system of the body.
This week, use your breath to illuminate and guide you in your practice, and to remind you of your inherent wholeness and place in fabric of the Universe. Happy Thanksgiving!