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Find a YMCA

Enter your zip code to locate a YMCA near you for group exercise, strength training, walking, yoga, personal fitness and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

YMCA of the USA

Introduction to Yoga

This document provides a basic yoga sequence that can be done at home.The benefits of yoga include improvements in heart/lung function, muscle strength and flexibility, and a reduction in physical and emotional stress.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Women's Heart Foundation

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Helpguide

Simple Yoga Postures

There is great interest in yoga’s potential to improve health on all levels. Here, simple yoga postures are shown for you to follow. Do only what feels easy and comfortable.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Beth Israel Medical Center - Continuum Center for Health & Healing

Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Use this glossary for a brief introduction to common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terms and definitions. These terms include: the Alexander Technique, ayurevedic medicine, hypnosis, pilates, qi gong, reiki, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Video: Study Break Yoga

Yoga can help you in serious ways, but it also can be a lot of fun. Take a study break and try these simple yoga poses.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Yoga

Are you looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body? Learn more about the basics of yoga.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Yoga and Older Adults

Watch this short video to learn how yoga can help you to reduce stress and increase flexibility.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Yoga for Health: An Introduction

Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. This web page provides a general overview of yoga and suggests sources for more information.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Yoga for Lowering Stress

Yoga can help you feel calmer when life is busy and stressful. Read about it.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation