Curious about the effects of yoga on physical and mental well-being? Find out about the science of yoga with Yoga for Health, a free downloadable e-book from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Yoga is an ancient practice with modern benefits. More Americans than ever before are practicing yoga for their health and well-being. With NCCIH’s Yoga for Health, you can learn about the practice of yoga.
Yoga combines physical postures with breathing techniques and relaxation or meditation, which research shows can promote physical and mental health in people of all ages and backgrounds. You’ll find specific information about yoga for children, older adults, pregnant people, and people with health conditions, as well as tips for practicing yoga safely (such as discussing your health needs with your doctor and yoga instructor before starting a new program).