Yoga Philosophy or Spiritual Practices: Yoga & Anxiety – Practices to Consider

  • A study published in 2011 concluded that a yoga practice that includes the yamas and niyamas can provide more relief for anxiety symptoms than asana and pranayama alone (Smith et. al.).
  • According to Tammy Greer, a researcher for the study from the University of Mississippi, “A spiritual practice can help you find meaning in your life situation, and that can lower stress.” (Carol Krucoff)