“Practices that include yoga asanas and mindfulness-based stress reduction for the management of stress are increasingly popular……”
“……systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials….”
“42 studies were included in the meta-analysis.”
“Interventions that included yoga asanas were associated with
– reduced cortisol, systolic blood pressure, heart rate, heart rate variability
– reduced fasting blood glucose, cholesterol and low density lipoprotein.
“Practices that include yoga asanas appear to be associated with improved regulation of the sympathetic nervous system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system in various populations.”
M.C.Pascoe, et al
Yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction and stress-related physiological measures: A meta-analysis
Psychoneuroendocrinology — Volume 86 — December 2017