I would wholeheartedly say YES!
But... a lot of people have this image of yoga as "relaxing" and "calm" and it can certainly bring you a certain peace of mind through regular practice and actually being able to leave your day outside (which is not easy!)
However, the positions can be very athletic (and strength-building) and it's much more of a workout than a lot of people give it credit for! Unless you're in a meditation or yin class or something...
Yoga is good for everyone except those with certain types of injuries or pain (so if you have those check with your doctor first), but start with something like Hatha yoga. I do not recommend power or heated (or Bikram) yoga to anyone just starting out. I've been practicing for ten years, two fairly seriously, and that stuff almost kills me. And it's certainly not all that relaxing to be literally dripping sweat
A nice calm warm or unheated class in most of the other styles will probably be fine. Tell the instructor you are new before the class starts and hopefully you will get a lot of personal attention/corrections. This is not a time to be embarrassed... no one is looking at you, presumably, if you are not being used as a demo. The teacher is just trying to show you the right alignment. Adjustments are awesome.
Definitely go to a class or three before trying a video at home on your own. Have fun!
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