Yes. Learning to balance teaches you how to stay steady in times of uncertainty. If you wobble in Tree pose and panic, you will fall. But if you come back to your breath and press down through the foot on the ground, you can reclaim your balance. Applied to daily life, it can train you to focus on things that give you a sense of stability—such as a loving relationship—and not be swayed by circumstances that are beyond your control—such as the economy.
—Max Strom, founder of Way of Life Yoga and creator of DVDs Learn to Breathe and Max Strom Yoga (maxstrom.com)