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The benefits of yoga

Article from American Osteopathic Organization website. Published November 5, 2014. Accessed February 11, 2015.


This brief and general article about yoga featured an interview with Natalie Nevins, an osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini yoga instructor based in Hollywood, California. In her comments, Dr. Nevins cited a variety of physical benefits that may arise from yoga practice, including:

  • easing of chronic pain
  • improved concentration
  • lower blood pressure
  • increased energy

Dr. Nevins also discussed yoga as an effective tool for stress management and improved mental well-being. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life,” she said.

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