4 Surprising Benefits of Yoga for Chronic Illness
From increasing flexibility and boosting immunity to improving sleep qualityand relieving headaches, it’s no secret that there are tons of health benefits of yoga. The practice has also been found to be safe and effective as a complementary treatment for people with chronic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis.
But the biggest benefits of yoga for people with chronic illnesses may have nothing to do with treating symptoms. From helping you cope with a difficult diagnosis to feeling in control of your emotions, here are four reasons to consider adding yoga to your self-care, plus tips for getting started with a yoga practice that’s right for you.