Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Some of the many benefits of Yoga are that it can improve breathing, balance, flexibility, core strength, endurance, mobility, focus, circulation, stress levels, sleep, sense of calm, and so much more.
If you are doing the correct Yoga and poses for your unique body and situation.
Yoga can also be irritating to joints and tissues, or worse, if not done correctly and with proper alignment.
You must consider your physical issues and limitations.
Yoga has become a genre or blanket name for a variety of moves and techniques. There are many different types and styles of Yoga. Many fitness modes use elements of Yoga.
It's all called YOGA, but it is not all the same.
I am not saying that one is better than another. I am just saying that you need to experience and feel the various styles, in your own body and mind. Just because it is labeled Yoga does not mean it is good for you.
Use a certified Yoga instructor to customize the poses and practice to your needs, as well as guide you toward the correct style. Learn modifications to adjust for your situation. If it hurts and does not make you feel better - try something else. There are virtually unlimited variations available.
Before you get back into a class, invest in a couple of private lessons so that you can do the best for yourself.