4. Improve Breathing.
Did you know that most of us are not as efficient as we could be at breathing? This is often something that is thrown to the backburner, but many adults are shallow breathers. What is wrong with this? When we shallow breathe, we take away the full capability of the lungs to function as best as they can, which means you get less oxygen to your working muscles and cells. Practicing yoga on a regular basis will allow you to practice how to breathe effectively so that your body can get as much oxygen as possible. This benefit may have you feeling more energized and give you mental clarity throughout the day. In addition, runners and endurance athletes can gain an advantage by practicing yoga.