BOSTON – New research finds that doing yoga could provide many more physical and mental health benefits than previously thought.
Yoga is a unique exercise because it combines movement, breathing and meditation that stimulates both the body and the mind. WebMD I spoke to several experts and looked at the latest research and found growing evidence that yoga can help improve many health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, and menopause. It can also improve your mood, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and improve cognition.
Almost anyone can do it regardless of physical ability or age. You can also do it almost anywhere: you can join a class or use a variety of online resources from the comfort of your home. And you don’t need any fancy equipment, just a mat to get started.