Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and?meditation?or relaxation. This fact sheet provides basic information about yoga, summarizes scientific research on effectiveness and safety, and suggests sources for additional?information. […]Continue Reading...
Yoga gives an individual relief from countless ailments at the physical level. The practice of the postures (asans) strengthens the body and creates a feeling of well being. From the psychological view point, yoga sharpens the intellect and aids in concentration. It steadies one’s emotions as a bonus. Practicing breathing techniques (pranayam) calms the mind. […]Continue Reading...