The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies.

@article{Ross2010TheHB,
  title={The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies.},
  author={Alyson Ross and Sue Thomas},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          3-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Exercise is considered an acceptable method for improving and maintaining physical and emotional health. A growing body of evidence supports the belief that yoga benefits physical and mental health via down-regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The purpose of this article is to provide a scholarly review of the literature regarding research studies comparing the effects of yoga and exercise on a variety of health… CONTINUE READING

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