Yoga Reduces Inflammation
Yoga done regularly lowers compounds in the blood that promote inflammation. Il-6 is an important marker of inflammation in the body. It is high in heart disease, stroke and arthritis.
Il-6 is low in persons who do yoga on a regular basis. Yoga is a way to lower risk for developing heart disease, stroke and arthritis.
In addition, Yoga increases flexibility which is an antidote for the stiffness that comes with aging. The stretching and exercise that yoga provides increases flexibility which in turn allows relaxation that can lower stress.