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June 5, 2017

Fight Disease With Yoga

by Wendy Myers


Yoga is helpful in decreasing levels of stress, which, in turn, reduces inflammation. Reduced inflammation increases our bodies’ ability to appropriately respond effectively to disease-causing stimuli. By practicing yoga, we are helping our bodies achieve normal levels of cortisol, which allows us to use inflammation when we need it, rather than living in a constant state of elevated stress and inflammation levels.

Science is increasingly shedding new light on what yogis and yoginis already intuit: a regular yoga or meditation practice can and does have positive effects on our health. Scientists are now beginning to understand the links between stress, hormonal levels, inflammation and using yoga to fight disease on a biological level.

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