Sengupta, P. (2012) Health Impacts of Yoga and Pranayama: A State-of-the-Art Review. International Journal of Preventative Medicine 3(7): 444-58. Go to the article itself.
Here are some nuggets from the survey article.
- "A growing body of research evidence supports the belief that certain yoga techniques may improve physical and mental health..."
- "Effectiveness of yoga against stress management is well established."
- "... yoga has been shown to have immediate psychological effects: decreasing anxiety and increasing feelings of emotional, social, and spiritual well-being."