David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can improve immune system function. More years of yoga practice may increase the likelihood of experiencing this benefit.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice may reduce chronic, non-specific neck pain for some practitioners, but not others.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can increase equanimity. Frequency of practice and intention affected impacts of practice.
David summarizes recent research that suggests yoga practice can positively impact obesity and markers of metabolic syndrome.
Researchers propose a model which suggests that yoga and other contemplative practices work by using specifically regulated breathing techniques (low respiration rate, long exhalations) which stimulate the vagal nerve, and in that way, positively affect the parasympathetic nervous system.
Researchers found that some yoga postures show promise for use as a preventative therapy to stabilize the scapula and potentially prevent shoulder dysfunction.