Other Proposed Uses
- Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease Prevention
- Cancer Treatment Support (Cancer-related Fatigue)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chemical Dependency
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Eating Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Migraine Headaches
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Well-Being in General
How Is Hatha Yoga Used Today?
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Hatha Yoga?
Possible Benefits of Hatha Yoga
What to Expect From a Hatha Yoga Class
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -