At yoga classes athletes to novices can improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness. Yoga poses offer a slow and relaxing practice which is a great counter exercise to those more vigorous, fast-paced routines. Gentle yoga is a safe and effective way to exercise, relax, and build strength and flexibility.
Practicing yoga is recommended for people who are stiff, tight, and out-of-shape and for those who perform regular rigorous, impactful exercise. Yoga poses take a slower approach that focuses on making it easier to get into postures. They also help people who have sustained injury or are recovering. The breathing techniques in gentle yoga help combat stress and anxiety.