1. Yoga may be effective in reducing body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol and glucose levels, according to a 2007 scientific review conducted by the University of Pittsburgh.
2. A recent study in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that yoga decreased depression, anger and anxiety. All of the study participants were on antidepressants, but showed significant reductions in symptoms after only 20 yoga classes.
3. Yoga can also help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, according to research published in the journal Headache in 2007.