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The benefits of yoga for mental and physical health issues.

Fear and phobia treatments LondonThe benefits of yoga for mental and physical health issues.

A recent reports suggests that yoga has significant beneifits for both mental and physical health issues. The report states that within the research yoga was assessed for;

  • depressive and anxiety disorders
  • insomnia and
  • low back pain.

For all the above conditions yoga was demonstrated to be beneficial but with out significant adverse events.

Interestingly compared with usual care, yoga improved short-term depressive symptoms but effects varied substantially across studies. Yoga was also more effective than relaxation  and aerobic exercise. Long-term effects on depressive symptoms were reported infrequently, as were other outcomes such as remission rates and health-related quality of life.

To view the full report read the Executive Summary of “Evidence Map of Yoga for High-Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans”.