8 Health Benefits of Yoga

These scientific studies from 2011 proved something that many of us already know -- that yoga can heal!
Many women going through menopause suffer from hot flashes, anxiety, and insomnia. But that's where yoga can come in and help make a difference. More on this 2011 study here.
Now there's a study that supports much of what we already know -- that yoga helps back pain. 
Did you know that asthma accounts for 10 millions absences from school each year? That's where yoga comes in and can make a difference according to this study.
A 2011 study suggests that yoga can help people with type 2 diabetes maintain their blood sugar and lose weight.
A 2011 study suggests that yoga can help women suffering from fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic fatigue, body-wide pain, and anxiety.
Women fighting breast cancer who hit the mat experienced 'improved physical function' and a 'reduction in fatigue', according to a 2011 study.
A 2011 study says that yoga can halve the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, which often lead to strokes.
Not sold yet? Check out these six inspirational yogis -- all in their 90s!

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