Hatha yoga provides movements and postures, also known as asanas, which will not overemphasize one muscle over another. People who practice yoga become aware of their own bodies strengths and weaknesses. This awareness will make it easier to detect injuries before they become severe. People of any age group can take up yoga. There is a focus on multiple muscle groups, improvement in flexibility, and a broader range of motion in joints for practitioners of yoga.
By challenging both mind and body, Yoga is able to provide restorative revitalizing properties of other physical forms of activity without the high impact and stress of other sports, or the anxiety that comes with just starting out.