Yoga & its impact

Why yoga is good for us


Yoga works. And has been working for almost 5000 years. But only now is it possible to prove that yoga reduces pain and stress, promotes deeper sleep and enhances your mood. This is demonstrated by research from high-profile institutions such as the Charité in Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge/USA.

Recently the University of California in Oakland produced surprising results in a special research trial: their pilot study on prostate cancer showed that a combination therapy consisting of daily walks, an hour of yoga and a vegetarian diet caused genes to be silenced – including some that can trigger cancer. In summary: yoga has a clear impact when it comes to turning genetic material on or off.

Fortunately, these studies are winning over more and more orthodox medical practitioners, who had previously dismissed this healing technique as “esoteric humbug” and failed to recognise the power of yoga.

People who regularly practise yoga don’t need this kind of scientific research. They sense the benefits of yoga in their own bodies, how it makes them feel healthier – and keeps them that way. Justifiably: yoga impacts the body and mind in numerous different ways. It restores balance to physical, mental and spiritual energies, it enriches the blood with oxygen and strengthens the immune system.

The exercises also train our body awareness, they stimulate our internal organs, brain, nervous and hormonal systems, they speed up the organism’s detoxification processes and make our tendons and joints more flexible.