Yoga: intuition, preventive medicine, and treatment

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Sep-Oct 1998;27(5):563-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1998.tb02623.x.


Mind-body fitness programs use a combination of muscular activity and mindful focus on awareness of the self, breath, and energy to promote health. The ancient discipline of yoga includes physical postures and breathing and meditation techniques. Scientific evidence exists about the physiologic effects of yoga. Mind-body fitness programs may offer therapeutic effects different from those offered by traditional body fitness programs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Humans
  • Preventive Medicine*
  • United States
  • Yoga*