The healthy action of the lungs and stomach is far more important than abnormal strength in the arms, legs or back. Find an inner capacity to discover the mind body connection. To prefer earthly fulfillment to divine awareness is to reject the true happiness all humanity seeks. Incessant chatter of the mind is the source of confusion. The wall of darkness is made of the “bricks” of our own thoughts. Yoga unlocks the inner door to the highest blessings that can be known. Pose means being in a state of balance. All yogic postures are ultimately directed toward increasing your self-awareness. As your self-awareness increases, you will become more aware of your body, taking better care of it. This will cause you to become more aware of your mind, and you will then take better care of it.
Mental evenness is the native state of the soul. In order to maintain healthy spinal curves we need to move our backs outside the range of these neutral curves for brief periods of time each day. A task that daily yoga practice will accomplish superbly. Inhaling draws in universal energy and the spiritual cosmic breath. Breath from the eternal universe, the cosmos. We cannot achieve optimal health unless we breathe correctly. If you can breathe you can do yoga.