One Amazing Health Impact From Yoga – Reducing Inflammation


A Sound Life strives to build a more inclusive world by bringing the healing power of Yoga to people in need. We are inspired by the feedback we get from our participants about how yoga has helped them in their every day life. Additionally, it is wonderful when science gives us more insights into how Yoga helps us heal.

One of the most impactful ways Yoga has been shown to improve health and immunity is by reducing inflammation in the body. This has wide reaching effects on our overall wellbeing because Inflammation plays a significant role in our ill – health. It contributes to the most prevalent and difficult to heal diseases of our time, such as cancer, alzheimers, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

Yoga can play a pivotal role in health outcomes by reducing inflammation and thereby helping to boost immunity. We think it is exciting that studies indicate that yoga can create changes right down at the underlying cause of inflammation –  the DNA.

Watch this 6 min video interview with Dr Singh Khalsa Ph.D for more information about how yoga can help reduce inflammation. Towards the end of the video Dr Khalsa lists some peer reviewed studies if you are inspired to look further into these findings.

Here are links to a couple of them for you:

Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Preliminary indications of the effect of a brief yoga intervention in markers f inflammation and DNA methylation in chronically stressed women.

Originally published: October 16, 2020 by Yoga Alliance


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