Do this yoga daily to stay happy

You have better flexibility and mobility.

You might lose weight.

If you've always thought that high-intensity yoga classes were the only way to lose weight

You could get better at other workouts, too.

Listen, no human being is interested in one thing and one thing only.

You could reduce chronic pain

Chronic, always-present pain isn't something to mess around with.

You may become more creative.

If you're struggling to pull together that work presentation or hit a roadblock on your great American novel, it may be time to roll out your mat

You may have a more positive outlook.

You know it's true: The way you think and act on the regular greatly affects your mood and how you feel about yourself.

You could lower your risk of heart disease.

What this suggests: It's likely less about the type of yoga you're into and more about being consistent with your movement.

You could ease asthma symptoms.

This may be thanks to the breathing practices that are associated with yoga—often called pranayama.

You could stress less and sleep better.

Ah, sleep. It's the thing we're always told to get more of, no matter how elusive that concept seems.