11 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Find out all the ways that practicing yoga can be food for your overall health.

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga definitely makes you more flexible, but that’s not all this ancient practice can do. Research has found that yoga can help with issues like bone and heart health, back pain, and even incontinence! The best part of doing yoga to improve your health is that you don’t need to spend money on weekly classes — if you have a DVD player or a computer you can find your om right on your own home.

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Reduces Symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Women

Women with chronic pain from fibromyalgia may find relief in yoga. A study found that women with fibromyalgia who took two 75-minute classes of hatha yoga for eight weeks experienced a boost in their cortisone levels and, therefore, a reduction in their pain.

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