Medical Awareness >>   Yoga



The word “yoga” originated from Sanskrit, meaning “union.” It is defined as bringing together the mind and the body by the use of the breath.

People who practice yoga are more likely to be active in other physical activities like running, cycling, etc.

Yoga is linked to the combination of physical and mental health benefits it offers.

The increased stress and mechanical life of today make yoga more relevant than ever.

The benefits of yoga include managing stress and improving overall well-being. The nervous system calms down when one does yoga. Just sitting and breathing can be yoga when one is aware of the moment and can find peace at that moment.

Health Benefits

Different people benefit from yoga in different ways. Yoga has elements that can help with flexibility, energy, balance, and stability.

Research has shown it can also help with specific health measures, like eating habits, weight maintenance, and cardiovascular health.

People who practice yoga improve across several health measures, including weight loss, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Yoga interventions help middle-aged people with an optimum body mass index and manage their blood pressure. 

Yoga inspires and motivates individuals to exercise more and eat healthier.

Yoga has also proven to help people with certain health conditions and prolonged diseases to manage pain, symptoms, and the overall quality of life. 

Fact Sheet

PGC Resolution: To spread awareness of the health benefits and overall benefits of practicing yoga.