Why do yoga? Practising yoga just once a week can bring you many benefits…
What’s the evidence?
In 2005, 440 Dru Yoga practitioners across the world were asked what their experience was, and this is what they said:
Dru Yoga is highly effective for helping reduce stress and tension
89% said they were better able to handle stress while over 84% regularly experienced less body tension.
Dru Yoga significantly eases back problems
93% of respondents experienced greater flexibility in spine and joints.
Dru Yoga is particularly effective in transforming painful emotions into positive and solving conflicts
83% of respondents noticed that they have a greater ability to handle their emotions.
Dru Yoga helps you find greater peace within.
79% of people experienced higher levels of serenity.
Dru Yoga is a powerful tool for enhancing physical energy and vitality
85% of respondents experienced a boost in their energy levels
For more detailed results from this survey, check out www.dru.com.au
But is there scientific proof that yoga is good for you?
More and more research is being done into the health benefits of practising yoga. Timothy McCall MD – author of ‘Yoga as Medicine’ – has complied a list of 117 health conditions benefitted by yoga, as demonstrated in scientific studies.
For example – anxiety, asthma, back pain, cancer, chronic fatigue, depression, eating disorders, heart disease, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neck pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke.
To read the full list of conditions and for references and links to the research, click here
The Dru Yoga team have been part of 7 articles published in the scientific press in recent years. Dru Yoga has been shown in 2 studies on Yoga in the Workplace to reduce perceived stress and back pain, and improve psychological well-being. It has also been part of a successful 7 point plan used by physiotherapists on Liverpool Football Club’s players to reduce hamstring injuries. To read about this research and for links to the published articles click here.