You’ll find more than just yoga in Berkeley, it’s an area devoted to better lifestyle choices. Yoga, however, is one of them and an extremely popular choice. There’s a reason that a town so steeped in knowledge of ways to prevent illness and maintain health, uses personal trainers to learn yoga, other exercise techniques and even nutrition. It’s because scientific studies show that simple lifestyle changes, such as participating in exercise or changing diet, has a beneficial affect on health.
Studies at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine show yoga classes offer health benefits.
UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, closely associated with UC Berkley, has studies in progress showing the health benefits of yoga. Studies vary greatly from identifying the effect of yoga on heart rate variability of patients with chronic heart failure to the difference yoga can make for people with metabolic syndrome