There are TONS of benefits of yoga, both mentally and physically.
For the body, yoga increases core strength, lowers blood pressure, helps with weight management, aids in digestion, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and tension, increases flexibility, improves posture, and boosts the immune system.
For the mind, yoga helps increase self-acceptance and mental awareness, improves concentration and the ability to focus on the present, neutralizes stress, improves memory, boosts confidence, and balances the brain hemispheres.
We also practice deep breathing in yoga. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, clears the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Physical exertion of any kind is also a gamechanger for stress reduction.
Because of the concentration yoga requires, you'll also notice that daily troubles seem to melt away during your time on the mat.
These are just a few of the magical benefits you can look for while practicing the art of yoga.