Working with the physical body through basic yoga poses creates a more grounded experience, creates strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
Beyond this, stuck energies can begin to heat up and move.
Body and mind come into relationship in this practice.
One cannot be engaged in the problems when mind and body are focusing together.
One gets a break from the stress of unresolved issues &patterns.
One feels better via some time on the mat, concentrated, moving in new ways, developing physical alignment. The physical body directly translates, communicates, transmits to the emotional and mental bodies. These bodies are interconnected and always affect one another.
There are many aspects to health, healing and the art of taking good care of ourselves. Yoga asana being one of these, for which I am a trained teacher and dedicated practitioner, having a consistent yoga practice since 1994.
Quotes from BKS Iyengar's Yoga the Path to Holistic Health:
The aim of yoga is to calm the chaos of conflicting impulses.
After a session of yoga, the mind becomes tranquil . . . . . .
Good health results from perfect communication between each part of the body and mind, when each cell communes with every other. Although yoga is essentially a spiritual science, its practice leads to a sense of physical and emotional well-being.