I love yoga. I am partial to yoga. I want to say that everyone would benefit more from yoga than regular exercise, but I also realize that there are many different people with various needs, so likely not everyone will benefit more from yoga than other “workouts.” The reason I am so partial to yoga, is because there are numerous benefits in one practice. Yoga practice encompasses: stretching, breathing, movement, and meditation.
Stretching is incredibly important to help keep our bodies and minds flexible. Flexibility helps us to age more gracefully and keep us from injury. Stretching also helps to unbind the fascia, which reduces tightness and pain. Stretching is similar to receiving a massage.