The Benefits of Yoga on Physical & Mental Health
Your Health and Yoga | Enhancing Your Health With Help From
Yoga | Making Yoga a Tool | Reduce Stress and Anxiety
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).