The Benefits of Yoga on Physical & Mental Health

Is There More to Yoga than Exercise?

“ Those who participated in yoga showed reduced levels of depression and stress, an 
increased sense of hopefulness, and increased flexibility”  (Smith, Greer, Sheets, & Watson, 2011, p. 23). 


"Yoga helped individuals with gait, flexibility, body strength, and weight loss" (Bussing, Michalsen, Khalsa,Telles, & Sherman, 2012, p.3).



"Longer durations of yoga resulted in greater cardiopulmonary endurance" (Bussing, Michalsen, Khalsa, Telles, & Sherman, 2012, p. 3).



“Yoga can possibly be just as effective or even better than exercise at helping improve 
health­-related issues”  (Ross & Thomas, 2010, p. 3).


“Yoga has been shown to positively affect health issues such as anxiety and stress” (Diamond, 2012, p. 16).