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Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga.

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India's ascetic and śramaṇa movements.

In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.

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Caution

Results of scientific studies on effects of yoga on cancer, mental or heart disease have been mixed and inconclusive, with cancer studies suggesting none to unclear effectiveness, and others suggesting yoga may reduce risk factors and aid in a patient's psychological healing process.

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Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma, and heart disease

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Yoga Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Anxiety Brain outcome
Anxiety
Brain

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Rate
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Low back pain Musculoskeletal outcome
Low back pain
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

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