Why Practice Yoga?

Because Breathe Together is located in the Silicon Valley, and so many of our students and teachers come from medical, engineering, educational and scientific backgrounds, we felt that it would be important to provide evidence for the common phrase, “Yoga is good for you.” The scientific studies listed below show how yoga, tai chi, and meditation can benefit many health conditions at any age. These are sizeable studies, conducted at reputable institutions, and the majority are designed as randomized controlled trials (which is the gold standard for a clinical trial.) They are published in respected journals, mostly within the last ten, if not five years. Please feel free to use these articles to educate yourself and share our resources with your friends and family who could benefit from this information.

Selected Articles

Yoga for Joy

Physical Benefits

Arthritis

Brain Health

Cancer

Cardiovascular

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic Neck Pain

Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic Pain

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Diabetes

Fibromyalgia

Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease

Prenatal

Stroke

Mental Benefits

Addiction

Anxiety, Depression

Memory/ Cognitive Function

OCD

PTSD

Sleep

Work Stress

 

Children and Adolescents

General

Autism

Chronic Pain

Eating Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Anxiety and Mood

Older Adults