Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India which involves breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, widely practised for health and relaxation.
The most common conditions yoga therapists see are anxiety, back and neck pain, joint pain and stiffness, hypertension, and fatigue.
Yoga practice can relieve stress; lower breathing and heart rate; reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels, and improve quality of life. The stretching and flexibility that comes with yoga practice provide pain relief, with studies demonstrating its benefits in patients with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back pain. It has also been shown to improve anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, insomnia, and in those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
Significant benefits of yoga were reported in arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, as well as in cardiovascular endurance in healthy individuals. In patients with COPD and asthma, yoga programs focused on breath control and meditation significantly improve objective measures of lung function.
There is also good evidence that yoga practice mitigates risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including weight and blood pressure
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