Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective for helping to improve or prevent the four complaints the top causes of short-term absence from work according to 2023 statistics are minor illness, musculoskeletal injuries, stress and mental ill-health. This page provides links to articles and empirical studies proving that this yoga really works.
Research shows that yoga can improve immune system function directly at a cellular level and also indirectly through stress reduction:
We don’t just have to go by our Student Testimonials to know that yoga is effective for back issues. Studys confirm that yoga is effective for reducing pain and improving mobility for individuals with lower back pain.
Perhaps the most profound impact of yoga practice in relation to work-place health is its well documented effectiveness for stress relief, see some example sources below.
In 2023 a new study in the Journal of Behavioural Medicine has found more proof of yoga’s stress-busting, brain-boosting benefits. Practicing yoga a few times per week at home helped reduce stress symptoms and even improve short-term memory in stressed-out professionals.
Many studies have also shown yoga to be effective for treating depression, panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD.
” Physical activity is 1.5 times more effective at reducing mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, psychological stress, and anxiety than medication or cognitive behavior therapy, according to Dr. Ben Singh, lead author of a recent study in the British Journey of Sports Medicine.” – Medican News Today.