Yoga improves your flexibility
By stretching your muscles you'll feel less stiff and sore. You'll relieve tension and improve your range of motion. You may even find you have more energy. Plus stretching just feels good!
Yoga improves your strength
You'll position your body to use your weight to strengthen your muscles. Standing poses develop strength in the legs. There are also poses that strengthen your upper body and your core. Practice yoga regularly and you'll get stronger.
Yoga relieves stress
Give your attention to the way your feel through your whole yoga class, and you'll become more aware of the sensations in your body. With that awareness you'll be better able to spot tension as it arises and relax to melt it away.