Yogais a great source for building strength. Many people tend to over-do just about everything including stretching and exercise. Simple, proper yoga positions can help strengthen your muscle tissue. Think about it this way, when you over-do a yoga pose when your body is not ready for it, it can take longer to recover from the strain put on your muscles. Sure, having toned muscles looks great, but the conditioning of your body needs to be exercised with care. As your body gradually gets stronger, you will be capable of more intense practices of yoga and exercise. This strength can also help to alleviate pain from conditions such as lower back pain and hip pain. In addition, stronger muscles help with balance and coordination, even for the elderly that may think otherwise.