Studies have shown that yoga led to clinically improvements in blood lipids and blood pressure, hence minimise some cardiovascular disease risk factors.
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Some 2014 studies indicate that physical exercises have various positive effects on human health including protection from stress-induced depression.
There is various evidence indicating how yoga has been used as a treatment of cancer patients in reducing insomnia, depression, fatigue & pain. Learn more.
This article indicates how a yoga-based lifestyle lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone that increases due to stress) while increasing levels of endorphins.
Based on some study's results, yoga is said to modulate stress response systems, increase heart rate variability, lower blood pressure and ease respiration.