Yoga is a valuable form of therapy for your mind. It forces you to control your emotions while your body moves through difficult poses. Those same emotions will be easier to deal with when they come up at work or in social situations.
Have you ever noticed that your confidence increases if you correct your posture? Try it right now. Go ahead and sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Your body is giving your mind a message saying "I am poised, I am ready, I can do this." Yoga sends these signals constantly while you're practicing, and the more you do it, the more natural it becomes.
Optimizing your core strength will help you look and feel better day to day. Almost every daily physical activity we do engages the core in some way. With a toned and strong core, rising to meet the challenges of life will seem easier and more efficient.
A Chance to Be Still
Yoga is physically demanding, but it also promotes inner calm in the face of physical and mental strain. Taking time regularly to be still and aware will make a huge difference in your outlook on life. Trouble at work? You're centered and ready because you have a familiar quiet place to retreat to if things become overwhelming. In a culture that demands us to constantly move and consume, it is essential to take time for stillness.
Having calmed the body and mind with yoga, you'll find that drifting off to sleep at night is much easier and more natural feeling. This in turn will vastly improve the rest of your life. Imagine waking up after a long, restful night's sleep feeling refreshed and ready to live life, instead of dragging yourself out of bed bogged down by aches and pains caused by stress. This creates a positive pattern that builds upon itself, and all it takes is a little yoga.