While most forms of yoga focus on postures, positions, and movements, mantra yoga focuses on sound. It is believed that reciting mantras brings out emotions from deep within a person and gives suggestions to the mind. The mind then interprets these suggestions through the sounds, and a higher state of consciousness is achieved. Common reasons why individuals choose to practice mantra yoga include religious worship, healing, spiritual enlightenment, and stress relief. The mantra yoga lessons and techniques used will vary between different gurus, in group and individual settings, and when aiming toward specific religious goals.