It is better to know what is yoga before you start yoga. Yoga is a complete health system
for the wellbeing of the body and mind.
Yoga, a Sanskrit word, means unity. Yoga refers to the unity of body and mind which can benefit us spiritually too.
The yoga poses are taken from the Mother Nature. From animals, trees and mountains etc.
You know that the closer you go to nature, the healthier you become. Most of the our health problems are caused by going against the mother nature.
The modern lifestyle takes us away from the nature. It makes more stressed about just living or existing.
Yogasanas / yoga poses help you to get back to nature, to become stress free and relaxed. It can make your body and mind flexible.
Yoga makes you more grounded. Yoga also teaches you the most basic thing you need and do to live. Something we all take for granted as we do it anyway.
Yoga teaches you to breath correctly. Sounds quite basic, doesn't it? But many of us do not breath the proper way. Babies do.
Once you get closer to nature, you start making better choices related to your lifestyle. Your food, your activities, actions and reactions, your responses to situations etc. and that is bound to make you healthy.
Yoga poses make you stretch your body muscles which improves your health.