Author: Adrienne Hampton1, Megan Bartz2
1 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Madison, Wisconsin, email@example.com.
2 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Madison, Wisconsin.
Date published: 2021 Dec 1
Other: Volume ID: 120 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 293-300 , Word Count: 122
Yoga is a popular form of exercise that uses body postures, meditation, and breathing techniques and has been shown to have many health benefits.
Our goal for this review is to orient health professionals to the evidence-based uses of yoga most relevant to primary care. We conducted a PubMed search that included meta-analyses, reviews, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials.
Results were limited to English language and publication between 2010 and 2020. Yoga was found to help decrease hypertension, relieve back pain, promote overall well-being, and improve mental health.
Yoga is a relatively safe and effective option for patients interested in therapeutic lifestyle change to promote well-being and to help manage hypertension, back pain, and overall mental health.