Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Stephen R Porter, MD, PhD, FDSRCS(Eng), FDSRSE Professor of Oral Medicine, University College London; Academic Head, Director of Research Strategy, Oral Medicine/Special Needs Unit, Division of Maxillofacial Diagnostic, Medical and Surgical Sciences, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Sciences, UK
Stephen R Porter, MD, PhD, FDSRCS(Eng), FDSRSE is a member of the following medical societies: British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons , Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh , Royal College of Surgeons of England , Royal Society of Medicine
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