Americans are increasingly looking for alternatives to prescription drugs to improve health and prevent disease. What about other alternative approaches? Yoga is a discipline originating from India that combines increasing mental and physical training in the U.S. Do not really know how to describe it. You can get to know more about courses in vedic studies via searching online.
Yoga (noun); the word yoga comes from Sanskrit, literally, yoke, from yunakti ("he yoke")
1. Hindu theistic philosophy teaches the suppression of all activities of the body, mind, and will so that the self can realize the difference from them and achieve liberation
2: exercise system to achieve physical or mental control and well-being
Assuming that people practice yoga to improve their physical and/or mental health and well-being, I follow the tradition of endless questions, and ask, is there any evidence that this thing really works?
Studies comparing yoga with sports such as swimming show that yoga reduces anger, depression, and fatigue to the point of swimming (and is better than doing nothing) and in some cases yoga is better than swimming.
Controlled studies have shown that yoga is as effective as exercise and is better than doing nothing to reduce fatigue and increase energy in patients with multiple sclerosis. Yoga has proven beneficial in improving health in patients with asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and epilepsy.
Yoga has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of major depression, with one study showing a response rate of 67% in patients in yoga compared to 73% for patients who were treated for a month with antidepressant drugs. Other studies show yoga is effective for reducing anxiety, although studies in this area are not well controlled.