The Science and Health Benefits of Yoga

The Science and Health Benefits of Yoga

Circulation: The practice of yoga poses along with breathing
exercises improves blood circulation. Improving circulation allows for better
nutrients and oxygen transportation throughout your body resulting
 in healthier organs, skin, and brain

Stress: Practicing yoga decreases stress hormones. A 2022 study found  compared a yoga group vs a physical exercise group for 16 weeks and found  that yoga significantly lowered stress, anxiety, and depression scores  compared to the physical exercise group at 16 weeks ( link here )

Heart Disease- Yoga significantly lowers the risk of heart disease.  Yoga has shown to be a promising alternative for patients with coronary heart disease,  improving quality of life, less number of composite cardiovascular events, and improved cardiovascular risk factors ( link here

Depression- Research shows that yoga practice can help battle depression because it
increases the neurotransmitter serotonin “the happy hormone” which
regulates sleep, appetite & mood.  Research has also found to have a greater reduction in depressive symptoms was associated with a higher frequency of yoga sessions per week ( link here)

Back Pain- Yoga strengthens the core muscles
in the back, promoting healthy spin alignment. One study found that group yoga classes may be a cost-effective way of treating patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain over traditional GP care. ( link here

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