jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2015

Yoga | NCCIH ► September Is National Yoga Month

Yoga | NCCIH

Yoga Month

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

September is National Yoga Month! According to a 2012 nationwide survey, yoga is the most popular mind and body approach used by adults in the United States. Research has found that yoga may help improve overall physical fitness, relieve stress, and reduce low-back pain. 


Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. There are numerous schools of yoga. Hatha yoga, the most commonly practiced in the United States and Europe, emphasizes postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama). Some of the major styles of hatha yoga are Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vini, Kundalini, and Bikram yoga.
The 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that yoga is one of the top 10 complementary and integrative health approaches used among U.S. adults. An estimated 6 percent of adults used yoga for health purposes in the previous 12 months.
A woman practices yoga while wearing electronic position monitors.

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