For a long time, I thought yoga was crazy. Why would I want to stretch and bend or spend an hour "breathing?" Well... I finally took a class, and I was totally wrong.
Yoga was incredibly interesting to me; I hated working out by lifting weights or running on a machine, I prefer to be active and get passive exercise. Yoga became purposeful in a way none of the other athletic activities ever were.
The challenge and focus on breathing quieted my mind and almost reset my mood from the time I entered the room. This gave me more than a solid work out, it gave me a way to release my stress.