The benefits of yoga are truly something you will not get with other kinds of workouts and exercise routines. The benefits stem from within and make their way outward. There is no other workout that is rewarding from all angles.
Being new to yoga I can attest to this. It opens your mind and sets deep in your soul and pushes you forward in more ways than one. I started yoga to gain health for my body and have achieved that as well as health for my soul!