Yoga books tell us that Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that if it is given the right tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal itself.
Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement.
It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.
Many benefits come from yoga like sleeping better, improvement of memory, it can help regulate cholesterol, and even help boost energy level.