Health Benefits
of Yoga Therapy:

Calms the nervous system

Decreases fear and anxiety

Lowers stress hormone cortisol

Decreases fatigue and pain

Improves sleep patterns

Improves immune function

Increases range of motion and flexibility

Regulates blood sugar levels

Decreases elevated blood pressure

Improves brain function

Detoxifies the body

Improves lymphatic flow

Improve digestion

Strengthens muscles and bones

Improves balance

Improves posture

Enhances body image

Increase longevity

By Timothy McCall M.D.

June 2019


This eBook provides an overview of yoga for health. It comes from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which is part of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH).