Yoga is a self-discipline, a methodology to have the optimum performance of one's body_ which is, the vehicle of the soul. By acting as a routine to lubricate joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other parts of the body, circulation and flexibility is increased. Pranayama, the knowledge of proper breathing, which comes along whith the asanas (yoga postures), helps the body to connect to the solar plexus, source of high potential energy. Proper breathing has high results on the body & mind. Yoga also teaches proper relaxation. This is an effective method of recharging. Meditation purifies the intellect and puts you in control.
-internal organs receive a massage and stimulation -the endocrine system is rejuvenated (helps balance hormones & emotions) -stretching of the muscles forces blood through the valves of the veins; inverted postures use gravity to force the blood back to the heart.All of this strengthens and stretches the heart and increases the volume of blood circulated. -muscle fatigue is countracted through proper breathing and relaxation.the integration of savasana avoids the building up of lactic acid, in opposite to classic physical culture. -helps the arteries to keep elastic. Maintains an even blood supply in the body. -Keeps the column and other joints supple. Keeps muscles elastic. -can be beneficial for back problems such as kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis.