Yoga practice typically includes three main components: breathing exercises, body poses, and meditation. It can be performed individually or in group classes.
By introducing breathing exercises and meditation, yoga seeks to bring balance between the body and the mind. A simple set of yoga poses will strengthen and stretch all the body’s muscle groups. When practiced regularly, it helps people relax, reduce stress, alleviate back pain, and improve flexibility.
Studies suggest that yoga can help treat:
- Anxiety, depression, and insomnia
- Carpal tunnel syndrome