I started taking yoga classes 4 months ago. I was a very inflexible, weak and uncoordinated beginner. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed every lesson, and have seen huge improvements in strength, flexibility and mental awareness. The positive effects of yoga are innumerable, and they happen so quickly. I am amazed at how my body and mind have developed due to my practice, I just can’t praise yoga enough !
This article from Psychology Today is a really great summary of scientific evidence of the benefits of yoga. It’s a great read.
If you’re worried about starting yoga then please don’t be, it’s not a competitive sport ! Give it a go, start small, and you’ll soon see many benefits. I tried it from a very low starting point, and now can’t imagine a life without it !