According to American Osteopathic Association, yoga can:

  • Lessen chronic pain
  • Reduce insomnia


  • Increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Protection from injury


  • The maintenance of a balanced metabolism
  • Weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health

Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.