Yoga is for the most part known as a physical form of exercise for increasing balance, agility, flexibility, and power. When used with the combination of powerful breathing techniques though pranayama, yoga helps overall living.
For a Christian, two of the biggest obstacles to prayer are a restless mind and a restless body. Yoga addresses both of these obstacles. Physiologists tell us that the most effective way to unload tensions is through contraction and relaxation of the muscles and deep breathing; these are two basic elements of Hatha Yoga.