Yoga is an ancient practice in cultures and religions around the world, dating back before written history. Yoga has extremely healing for not only the body, but also for the mind and spirit. Until recent years, the benefits of Yoga have been overlooked or underestimated. However, more studies and research have proven yoga to be a very effective in achieving overall wellness and improving one’s response to stress.


Physical Benefits of Yoga

  • Improves chronic back pain
  • Speeds nerve impulses
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Obesity
  • Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, and other heart disease related symptoms
  • Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • Builds strength and coordination
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improves fatigue
  • Increased energy


Mental Benefits of Yoga

  • Improves response to stress
  • Relaxation
  • Improves depression and anxiety
  • Improves insomnia and sleep
  • Improves focus
  • Decreases adrenaline
  • Increased dopamine
  • Improved mood and functioning
  • Increased alertness and feeling “present” or “in the moment”
  • Improved awareness
  • Helps to achieve emotional balance


For some individuals, yoga alone can be enough to restore balance, health, and wellness. For others, yoga would be most beneficial when combined with counseling, medication, and/or nutrition. Everyone’s journey to wellness varies with different circumstances, needs, and outcomes. It is always best to meet with a medical professional who can provide guidance and determine the best treatment for you based on your needs.


If you are located in San Diego or any the surrounding cities, feel free to contact Crownview Medical Group to meet with a medical professional. We have offices located in Carlsbad and Coronado.


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