Yoga is a creative and fun way to maintain a strong core and manage a healthy waist line. By bringing your focus away from how many reps you can do to how deeply you are breathing can make the dreaded core exercise more enjoyable and efficient. Also having a strong core helps improve balance, which lowers your risk of falling. It may also prevent other injuries, such as muscle strain or spasms in the lower back.
Remember this is a practice and you get stronger every time you come to the mat. Make a dedication to adding this core practice to your weekly routine. Take care of your body and enjoy!