As was stated earlier, yoga is a practice that, at its core, aims to bring the body and mind into harmony. One cannot function properly if the other is failing. By becoming proficient in both the physical and breathing exercises, the core can become stronger, in turn improving one’s balance.
Why is balance important in yoga you might ask? Balance promotes not only physical stillness but also stillness in the breath, which is, again, the entire purpose of yoga: harmony of breath and movement. Increased balance is also essential to build muscle strength and flexibility, which was discussed above.