A vast and growing library of research shows how yoga offers a multitude of mental and physical benefits. In the modern era, advances in technology and accessibility of information allow researchers to test and prove how the benefits of yoga that have been discussed for generations. Here we have compiled research on a variety of topics so you can learn about the ways yoga can help the body and mind.
Yoga Alliance recommends that individuals with health concerns consult a qualified health care practitioner to discuss whether yoga is right for them, yet we are aware that yoga can be used in the medical treatment context by appropriately qualified and licensed healthcare practitioners. Yoga Alliance credentials do not serve as qualifications for the diagnosis or treatment of health conditions.
Yoga Alliance supports the continued research on yoga’s benefits, and we will continue to update the page regularly with recent research findings on the health topics on this page.