There are many benefits of practicing yoga. Here are a few: -You'll feel more relaxed and learn to stay relaxed. -Your overall muscle tone improves as well as alignment. -You'll add vitality to your spine, improving all systems of the body, especially the glands and nerves. -Digestion improves; gas and bloating lessen. -Your lungs expand, increasing oxygen intake. -You'll sleep better. -You'll be less tired during the day with higher energy. -Your immune system will strengthen. -You'll learn to set aside time for yourself. -You'll learn to trust yourself more. Performed properly with a qualified teacher, the therapy of yoga movement often benefits physical conditions. Health improves as a result of improved alignment, flexibility or strength. Remember to discuss any issues of health with your medical professional and your teacher prior to starting your class.