Yoga is a method of physical exercise that provides an opportunity for mental and spiritual discipline through its meditative qualities. The goal of yoga is to develop techniques for controlling the body and mind. Thus, yoga can help people of all abilities improve flexibility, balance, strength, muscle tone, coordination, proprioception, and kinesthetic awareness.
In addition, the physical postures of yoga are often used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress, and improve spinal health. It can be used as a supplement to a regular workout routine or on its own for conditioning or mood improvement.