I am three weeks into my new yoga practice. I have been practicing about 4 times a week. I have already noticed changes in the following:
My heels can touch the ground during downward facing dog.
My arms feel more toned and I can feel muscle in them.
I can feel abs when I touch my stomach.
My stress level has dramatically reduced. I am a big worrywart and when I was in grad school last year, I would wake up a zillion times a night worrying about everything under the planet. Although grad school, there is, of course stress because of my job, money, family, friends, etc. However, now, when I'm stressed I know I have yoga at the end of the work day and my stress melts away. I sleep like a baby at night!
I am beginning to feel the need to treat my body and myself better. What I put into my body in terms of food and drink directly affects how I feel during yoga. I am beginning to explore this.
Overall, I am ADDICTED to yoga! Hot, power yoga, in particular.