Yoga is an ancient practice that promotes physical and mental health and well-being through physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. Modern medical research has shown that yoga can benefit your health in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to):


  • Improving your strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Relieving pain from certain chronic medical problems, such as arthritis, back pain, anxiety disorders, and depression
  • Improving your heart health
  • Relaxing you and helping you to sleep better


Many people may find yoga a more accessible form of exercise than other activities, as it can provide a full-body workout without adding stress to your joints. It can also be practiced in many different environments; some people may attend an indoor class or follow along with an instructor virtually from home, while others may practice yoga outdoors in places such as public parks.


While serious yoga-related injuries are rare, it is still important to make sure you are practicing it safely. If you are new to yoga, it’s best to start under the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor at Jamaica Hospital who can help you avoid potential risks associated with certain exercises. The practice of yoga is a major focus at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Integrative Health program. We offer guided instruction from licensed practitioners to help you maximize the health benefits of this form of exercise. To learn more about our Queens, NYC yoga sessions and other therapeutic services, please call (718) 206-6914.