As each yoga pose is achieved, slow, deep stretching opens up the muscles allowing increased blood flow and detoxification. Each pose works a specific muscle group, so if there is an injury not only will it address that, it will strengthen the supporting musculature. In addition, yoga will teach you how to breathe. Many people are shallow breathers robbing their muscles of the essential, oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood they need. Yoga will help you re-think your breathing technique creating optimal health for your muscles which in turn will speed repair and maintain elasticity.