How Yoga Supports Health

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we specify the general and specific ways that yoga techniques support health, including its impact on various bodily systems.


Become competent in specifying the ways that yoga supports health from various perspectives.


Describe four perspectives from which yoga can be described as supporting health. Explain ways that yoga can serve a preventative role and examples of providing symptomatic relief. Understand how yoga techniques can be used along with western medical treatment and how they can help to address imbalances related to health conditions. Name multiple categories of bodily systems that are supported by yoga practices and the ways in which yoga supports health of those systems.