Yoga is not only about getting exercise and stretching your muscles, but it's also about your spirit. It's a time when you can slow down, focus, and use long, deep breathing to relax your inner self and your physical being at the same time. This creates a great amount of balance and energy flowing through you on all levels that will last throughout the entire day and beyond.
How often do you just relax and focus on your breath? If you are still for a few moments and take long deep breaths, you'll notice you instantly (and almost magically) feel better. This is because the air gets a chance to really move through your body instead of going in and out in quick puffs. The same is true when you're doing yoga.
There are many benefits to this practice, and here are just a few: