The rise in popularity of yoga in the west should come of no surprise. For thousands of years, it has been touted as an "elixir of life". Modern science has been able to verify the numerous amount of health benefits while regular practitioners have been experiencing the benefits themselves.
The list goes far beyond what's provided here but some of the benefits a regular yoga practice can provide include:
Improved flexibility and range of motion
Strength and resiliency increases
Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases
Gastrointestinal function normalizes
Endocrine function normalizes
Eye-hand coordination improves
Energy level increases
Anxiety and Depression decrease
Don't take my word for it....practice with commitment and enthusiasm and you'll know for yourself!