I had been recommended to strengthen my core by my chiropractor but find going to the gym a chore. When I started, I thought yoga was mainly about flexibility. I soon realised it involves a lot of strength, so I have become stronger while going to the gym less. It also involves balance (which requires good focus and concentration), twisting, inversions (e.g. headstand, handstand, etc) and cardiovascular exercise (e.g. sun salutations and fast paced Ashtanga yoga). I particularly enjoy hand balances and inversions.
Yoga has helped me improve my posture and hip flexibility, both of which had suffered from too many years sitting at a desk in front of a computer. It has also helped me deal with stress better, which is not something I was expecting when I started!
I used to be a solicitor and then worked in the property industry. I have also been a ski instructor.