A healthy posture like the one that yoga exercises promote makes you happier. More and more physical therapies are being used to support the treatment of mental disorders like depression, anxiety, stress or eating disorders. Personally, I have seen how people that were being treated for this kind of ailments improved significantly when they maintained a regular yoga practice. Because yoga...
A simple exercise of contrast that I love to do is what I call "slouchy posture to shining asana". You can practice it in front of the mirror, in the elevator, waiting for the bus, everywhere really. Stand with a slouchy posture, as if you were texting on the phone with a shrunk body. Try to breathe and you will see how challenging it is to for the air to come in deeply. Now observe how you feel, the sensations on the body and mind.
Next, rise your heart and pressing the feet on the ground lift the head to the sky. Breathe deeply. Bring the front of the shoulders and the ears back. Observe how you feel. Probably much better and way more positive that in the previous posture. Do this simple exercise many times a day and you will transform your life.
Yoga affects directly the posture that you take in the world. The way you position yourself in space influences your inner attitude in life and changes your emotional state. ¬†