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Yoga for stress

Stress

Clinical studies have pointed towards yoga's significant effect on perceived stress levels; creating a positive state of mind, increasing stress resilience and the ability to cope, reducing feeling...
Yoga for smoking

Smoking

Clinical studies have suggested yoga and mindfulness to be effective strategies to quit smoking; they help reduce cravings, help increase long-term abstinence and can improve feelings of health and...
Yoga for sciatica

Sciatica

Yoga can work well as a sciatica treatment because it’s a gentle way to build all-round fitness and calm the mind. The asana (physical postures) can help us work on muscle strength and alignment, w...
Yoga for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Clinical studies suggest that yoga is a positive add-on treatment for schizophrenia because it can reduce both hallucinations/delusions and de-motivation/social withdrawal. The studies also show t...
Yoga for PT

PTSD

Clinical studies have suggested yoga, meditation and mindfulness, with their emphasis on staying in the present moment, to be a useful treatment for PTSD; helping reduce symptoms including anxiety ...
YOGA FOR PARKINSONS

Parkinson's

Clinical studies suggest yoga practitioners with Parkinson’s have recorded modest improvements in functional mobility, balance, and lower limb strength. They have also recorded improved upper and l...
Yoga for OCD

OCD

There’s very limited research into yoga for OCD but the available evidence suggests that pranayama can bring significant improvements on the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the Symp...
Yoga for Obesity

Obesity

Yoga, whether fast or slow, can help to focus the mind on the present and on the internal journey, so we can identify unhelpful attitudes and behaviour patterns. If emotions cause you to overeat, m...
Yoga for Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Yoga asana (physical postures) can help us gently stretch muscles to release the tension that causes neck pain. Practiced consciously, these slow movements on the breath can also calm the nervous s...
Yoga for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

Yoga’s gentle movements in combination with pranayama (breathing techniques) can improve muscle tone and reduce pain, increasing the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and energy through the body, and enab...
Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help sufferers cope with the stress of living with multiple sclerosis, and associated depression. That's because these practices can work on the hyper vigilant...
Yoga for Menopause

Menopause

Yoga can help us deal with menopause issues in several ways. It can lower cortisol levels, which improves bone strength and density. The physical postures can build muscle and fitness, and can help...
Yoga for Memory Loss

Memory Loss

Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises (pranayama) practiced regularly can reduce stress, calm the mind and help us to focus our mental resources on the task at hand. Attention and concentration ...
Yoga for Insomnia

Insomnia

Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises (pranayama) practiced regularly can reduce stress, calm the mind and help us to focus our mental resources on the task at hand. Attention and concentration ...
Yoga for infertility

Infertility

Clinical studies suggest yoga can balance hormones, reduce stress and anxiety, improve reproductive health and sex drive. Because it helps us accept what is, yoga can also help to alleviate the de...
Yoga for IBS

IBS

Clinical studies suggest yoga can help alleviate the physical symptoms – pain frequency and intensity, bloating, belching, and so on through poses like Vajrasana, Ustrasana, Padhastasana, Dhanurasa...
Yoga for HIV/AIDS

HIV / AIDS

Yoga can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, boost emotional wellbeing (see also Depression), and improve the quality of our sleep. The physical practice of yoga can help stretch tense mu...
Yoga for High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Clinical studies suggest that yoga is a useful high blood pressure treatment. It can significantly reduce blood pressure, reducing the need for medication, and improving quality of life. In combina...
Yoga for Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Clinical studies suggest yoga can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve wellbeing and quality of life. Clinical studies list benefits including reduction in blood pressure and cholesterol, lowerin...
Yoga for Headache/Migraine

Headache/Migraine

Clinical studies on yoga and meditation have suggested they are a useful headache and migraine treatment. Perhaps most importantly they can help to calm an overworked nervous system – a major cause...
Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help get to the root cause of Fibromyalgia by calming an over-active sympathetic nervous system. This makes them a useful fibromyalgia treatment.
Yoga for Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Clinical studies suggest that yoga and meditation can significantly reduce stress, decrease seizure frequency, give epilepsy sufferers more sense of control over their condition, and improve their ...
Yoga for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help people suffering from eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia in a number of ways. The physical asana practice of yoga can help to build muscle stre...
Yoga for Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction

Clinical studies have suggested that yoga, mindfulness and meditation can help reduce drug use, improve mood, quality of life and energy levels.
Yoga for Diabetes

Diabetes

Yoga, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness can be powerful ways to de-stress, which is what can make them a useful diabetes treatment. They offer ways of regulating blood sugar levels, lowering ch...
Yoga for Depression

Depression

Whether you’re experiencing a low mood, or have been diagnosed with clinical depression, clinical studies point towards yoga, meditation, pranayama and mindfulness as useful treatments for depressi...
Yoga for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Clinical studies suggest that yoga and mindfulness reduce fatigue, and pain in sufferers. Mindfulness has also been linked to a reduction in anxiety and catastrophic thinking, as well as improving ...
Yoga for Cancer

Cancer

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help cancer patients in a number of ways. They can reduce the stress and anxiety that come with a cancer diagnosis. They can alleviate depression, boost mood, i...
Yoga for Back Pain

Back Pain

As the common causes of back pain are poor posture and alignment, muscle tightness or weakness (especially around the core), over-flexibility and stress, yoga can be an effective back pain treatmen...
Yoga for Asthma

Asthma

Yoga and pranayama, or yogic breathing techniques, are useful asthma treatments. Pranayama brings awareness to your breathing, and enables you to cultivate new habits that can improve your lung cap...
Yoga for Arthritis

Arthritis

Yoga can ease movement, improve posture, and align bones. A regular practice can create space and ease pain in damaged joints, and help to prevent the cartilage erosion that causes the pain of arth...
Yoga for Anxiety

Anxiety

Clinical studies suggest that yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and mindfulness are effective anxiety treatments. They can help tackle both the immediate symptoms of anxiety and th...
Yoga for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's

Physiologically yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help to change the balance of the autonomic nervous system - towards (relaxed) parasympathetic dominance, calming the adrenal glands, reducing b...
Yoga for Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Clinical studies point towards yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices' ability to alleviate depression and reduce stress, to reduce alcohol consumption and increase physiological recovery.