March 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Yoga: Modern Research Shows a Variety of Benefits to Both Body and Mind

The popularity of yoga has grown tremendously in the past decade. More than 10 percent of U.S. adults have practiced yoga at some point in their lives. Yoga practitioners spend on average $90 a month, and the yoga industry is worth more than $80 billion worldwide.
Yoga is now a mainstream activity in the U.S. and is commonly portrayed as a healthy lifestyle choice. I am a behavioral scientist who researches how physical activity—and specifically yoga—can prevent and help manage chronic diseases.
Many people attribute improvements in their physical and mental health to their yoga practice. But until recently, research had been sparse on the health benefits of yoga. As the body of rigorous research on yoga grows, more and more work is showing the many health benefits of a yoga practice….
Source: The Epoch Times