Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India.
Here are a few of the benefits of yoga:
Yoga strengthens the body as a unit. Practised correctly, with attention to alignment, yoga confers joint stability just as weight-room strength training does.
The standing poses are especially good for strengthening the small stabilizing muscles of the lower leg while stretching the hip flexors. And yoga will also increase your core strength, not just in poses that specifically target the core but also in standing and balance poses.
Yoga heightens wellbeing immensely. It teaches you to face intense situations without panicking. It also enables you to reach your physical and mental limit while maintaining your breath and encourages you to focus on your form. All these are invaluable skills for athletic endeavor, not to mention life in general.
Why not give it try?