Yoga means union and has its origin in India, where it was developed as a system for spiritual awakening. The effects of regular yoga practice is a relaxed, flexible and strong body. It gives you the mental strength and attitude to better deal with daily challenges and obstacles.
The intense awareness developed through practicing the postures makes you more in tune with your body and also more conscious of your thoughts and feelings. This makes yoga more than just exercise. It is a great tool in your personal and spiritual development.