Yoga allows for a more calm mind and open body; one of tranquility and peace as it works with the life force or prana. This expansion of the body mirrors the expansion of the mind..
“Happy is the Being who knows how to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the transient and the good from the pleasant by ONE’s discrimination and wisdom. Twice blessed is the Being who knows true love and can love all God’s creatures. Beings who work selfishly for the welfare of others with love in his heart is thrice blessed. But the same Being who combines within the mortal frame of knowledge, love and selfless service is holy and becomes a place of pilgrimage……those who meet these Beings become calm and purified.” ~Iyengar