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Yoga Provides Relaxing Alternative to Health Care Facility Visits

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Then again, you already know about that

For those of us who do yoga, and who have come to love practicing it thrice a week (or everyday), we know that it is more than just relaxing the physical body and improving the mental state of our minds. As I have said countless times before, yoga does many great and unbelievable wonders for our health and well being. If you haven’t tried it yet and thinking of doing so, we strongly suggest you do. We have tons of posts around the site written for beginners in yoga. Another good reason to try is that it lessens your trip to the hospital. Why?

Find out below.

Yoga can do more than just relax the body and mind. It also may contribute to improving health and well being.

According to a study by open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE, yoga and other mind-body intervention techniques, used to enhance the mind’s capacity to affect the body’s symptoms, can help reduce stress, build resiliency and reduce time and money spent in health care facilities.

James Stahl, one of the authors of the study, said what distinguishes mind-body medicine is it requires the active participation of the patient; it is not a passive process.

“Over the years, we’ve seen an increasing body of evidence of the effect of yoga on the immune system and cardiovascular system,” Stahl said.

Other forms of mind-body training includes meditation and tai chi, he said.

He said the study showed that mind-body training tends to reduce the need for more health care services by making people more well. He said it is an inexpensive tool with almost zero side effects.

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