I always joke with people that I'm close to that yoga saved my life. But the truth is, it's really not much of a joke. Yoga has healed my body and mind from the inside out and has drastically improved my chronic anxiety, IBS, digestive problems, hiatal hernia pain, and major hormonal imbalances, to name a few. Beyond being the highest form of spiritual and physical "medicine" I've ever experienced, yoga is also therapeutic to me to the millionth degree.
I am definitely not saying you should replace your doctor with yoga, nor should you skip out on therapy because of the post-vinyasa endorphins. What I'm saying is that by incorporating yoga into your life on top of your usual routine, you will likely experience the health benefits you're working toward with ease. Yoga nourishes us from the inside and works its way out and does powerful things for our nervous systems, muscles, digestive organs, and our precious brains.