At some point in your yoga practice, you learn self-reliance and how to take responsibility for your own health. It is an inevitable follow on from working with awareness. Body awareness means that you notice any changes. You are alert to new twinges, stiffness or discomfort. You learn to look for early signs, and to respond quickly. As time progresses, you build up a repertoire of self-help techniques. Yoga gives you the tools to promote your health.
Many people find that, with yoga, they experience a sense of well-being which was lacking before. They feel positively healthy, positively well. This state is not just that symptoms are not present, it is a feeling of vitality.
Yoga puts a spring in your step!