How Does Yoga Improve Inflammation? Here’s a quick scientific explanation of a complex topic:

Updated: Sep 24

Practicing yoga and meditation regularly helps lower cytokine and interleukins (IL) levels. These secreted proteins are key modulators of inflammation.

As our body ages and we experience natural stresses, the body produces higher levels of cortisol. As reported in Science Daily, cortisol increases the inflammatory marker cytokine interleukin (IL-6). This protein is produced in the body wherever there is inflammation. It is responsible for fever in autoimmune, infectious, or non-infectious diseases.

Research shows that regular yoga practice increases levels of leptin and adiponectin. Both of these natural chemicals work to alleviate inflammation in the body.

Focused breathing and regular yoga can relax the mind and body.

Try this 8- minute meditation video to help decrease inflammation and ease stress:



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