“I believe if everyone practiced the techniques of yoga, we would have a preventive aid to a lot of our problems. There would likely be less obesity and Type-II diabetes, and people would be less aggressive, more content and more integrated.” says Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, a neuroscientist and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham.
“Yoga helped her feel empowered enough to speak up, be listened to, and receive support, which eventually she was able to apply to her eating disorder,” explains Michelle Fury, a yoga therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who successfully used yoga to achieve therapeutic breakthrough on Hayley, a young teenage girl with an eating disorder.
Another case study was that of Carla, a young girl with aggression issues. According to Fury, with Ashtanga yoga, Carla aggression issues were resolved. After series of yoga breathing, relaxation, and meditation.
Below are more of the mental and psychological benefits of Yoga: