Yoga and Meditation to Improve Health-Related Quality of LifeDec 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
Though the benefits of yoga and meditation are well established, the specific health impacts and interrelationship of yoga and meditation are not as well researched. A 2022 multinational, cross-sectional study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research surveyed 3,164 participants from 36 countries that took part in a 100-day yoga and meditation program. The impacts of on seven domains of Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes (HRQOL) were analyzed which include quality of life; abilities to adopt a healthy lifestyle, relax, decrease nervousness and stress; ability to cope with daily stressors; workplace productivity and not being diagnosed with COVID-19. The study results showed significant improvements in all HRQOL indicators.
Ultimately, regular yoga and meditation practice was found to be an effective tool for promoting HRQOL including promoting health and well-being, improved ability to relax, greater productivity, less nervousness and coping with stress.