Yoga isn’t about mastering advanced asanas, but most yoga students know how satisfying it can be to take the shape of a particularly challenging pose for the very first time. It feels amazing to make noticeable strides in strength, flexibility, balance, mental focus, and more. Likewise, even if you’re not a competitive runner, nothing can motivate you to stick with your running routine like watching yourself get faster, stronger, and more efficient over time. Adding yoga to your training schedule will make all of that easier—and you’ll get lots of other benefits from your time on the mat, too. Ready, set, go!