Endocrine System Health

Endocrine system health is associated with overall good health and healthy lifestyle practices around food, sleep and exercise. (source)

• Yoga practices that support endocrine health include breath, asana, sound and meditation.

A research summary in the Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy suggests that yoga has a positive impact on the endocrine system via hormone regulation. As YogaUOnline describes here, the research showed:

  • A decrease in cortisol (related to feelings of well-being and pain management)
  • Elevated serotonin
  • The release of oxytocin during visualization, and
  • Higher levels of melatonin (related to sleep quality and immunity) See Also

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Particular Injuries & Conditions

The sections above describe how yoga generally impacts health. To study how yoga impacts particular injuries and conditions, see:

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