Movement, whether in the form of hatha yoga, conscious breathing, or otherwise, is a vehicle towards self-awareness.  Through mindful movement, we gain an experiential understanding our bodies. This type of understanding, in turn, nurtures a healthy connection between body, mind, and spirit:  when we resolve our conflicts with the body, we create a foundation of self-love and respect from which we can build a better overall self-knowledge.  When we know ourselves, we can build a better relationship with the world around us.