Yoga and alchemy are practices of transformation. Through them, one endeavors to dissolve the ego self and to go beyond the mundane centered nature imbued therein.
I believe that health and fitness can and must be pursued from a spiritual standpoint.
There is a history of documented chemical experimentation in the U.S.A. that supports entheogen (a.k.a. psychedelics, drugs) facilitated, mental health remediation
The expansion of human capabilities is stymied within the morass of illusory physical reality.
That is to say that today is a day to be cognizant of change. Every seasonal shift should give us pause to stop and reflect upon our current extant state.
Awareness of and tapping into the continuous cyclical energy flow on earth (the moon, the feminine) and uniting it with the universal, cosmic energies (the sun, the masculine) and transcending them both is the essence spiritual journey
The six movements of the spine, forward bends, back bends, left and right lateral bending, left and right rotation) along with inversions can be beneficial to the body and mind.
Martial Arts Kata with Dynamic Tension can be combined to facilitate postural improvement.
The body-mind-spirit complex . . . energies can be directed in an effort to facilitate the bringing of desires, ideas, and imaginings into 3D reality.
The rest phase of breath, that all important pause, the point at which the inhalation or exhalation momentarily halts is a very significant aspect of the breath.