Yoga is a wonderful to work out to lose weight and tone up.
Yoga is so much more than a great workout though....
Yoga means union. It is a state of being in the present, focusing on the here and now. It's a path to self discovery, fine-tuned awareness, and unification of the mind, body and soul. Yes, it is a series of postures that makes you sweat and burn calories, but more than that, it is a way to escape the restrictions of the mind and the limitations we put on ourselves.
Through regular practice, you'll begin to notice subtle transformations in how you feel.
Yoga is not competitive or goal-oriented. Even when you're in a class full of people, it remains a personal practice. It is a time for you to go inward, staying with your breath, and move through the flow of postures, going only as far as feels good for you.