1) Balancing the Body: Traditional postures may be specifically suited for any level of fitness or condition. Less traditional practices may also be used, such as focused writing, walking, and artistic expression.
2) Understanding the Mind: Meditation, guided relaxation, body scans, and other mindfulness practices may be used. Here, skills of observation are sharpened. The client learns the difference between the mind as equivalent to his or her identity and the mind as merely a tool, not the master.
3) Using the Breath: Breathing practices such as diaphragmatic breath, counted breaths, "redundant breath," alternate nostril breath, breath retention, ujjayi breath, and many more may be used to create a sense of freedom and relaxation, control, and centeredness in oneself. The ability to observe and control the breath can lead to greater mental and physical stability, as well as a sense of freedom within the entire system.