One of the greatest attributes of yoga is that it is so versatile as a wellness pratice- it helps to improve the body as well as the mind- and there are so many different styles and mofifications to poses that you can find a practice that suits the indivdual. As my teacher used to say "yoga comes to where you are"- we all practice to our own abilites- whether that be as a top level performance athelete or 80 year-old grandma.
A Dutch study recently showed that yoga reduces the risk of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, cuts cholesterol and reduces BMI and risk of obesity. Also being low impact- it reduces the risk of injury. And let's us not forget a class can give us a post-yoga glow that makes look like a millions bucks!