Yoga has such broad health benefits that almost everyone can take advantage of it:

  • Stress management: 12 out of 17 studies (n =1070) showed improvements in physical or psychological measures related to stress
  • Mental health: 10 out of 14 studies (n=1084) demonstrated improvements in resilience or general mental well-being. Studies have also shown regular yoga practice increases brain GABA levels and can improve mood and anxiety as much as jogging or walking
  • Healthy habits: A recent survey of young adults (n=1820) showed eating and physical activity habits, put down to improved mindfulness, motivation and the influence of health-minded friends during interview of study participants
  • Sleep: Yoga has been shown to help sleep in older adults, individuals with arthritis, pregnant women, and women with menopause symptoms
  • Balance: 11 out of 15 studies (n=688) showed improved balance
  • Cancer patients: Yoga can decrease depression, insomnia, pain, and fatigue and increase anxiety control
  • Heart health: Yoga can reduce high blood pressure, improve symptoms of heart failure, enhance cardiac rehabilitation, and lower cardiovascular risk factors
  • Other benefits: improves self-perception, breathing, mental alertness, cellular ageing and dealing with chronic pain.

Learn more about yoga at our free classes in Cremorne and Narrabeen clinics.

References:

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156498/
  • https://nccih.nih.gov/health/yoga/introduction.htm
  • https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58d941f7e3df283d54d5c1e5/t/5a5271700d9297f9a5978fa8/1515352441658/Health+Benefits+of+Yoga.pdf
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