Yoga services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center help improve lives by:
- Educating faculty, staff, students and patients about yoga
- Providing innovative, high-quality yoga classes appropriate for your personal health needs
Benefits of Yoga
According to the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. There are many different styles of yoga, but each usually combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
Yoga has been shown to:
- Reduce pain and improve function
- Reduce blood pressure and heart rate
- Relieve stress and boost mood, calm and confidence
Insurance Coverage for Yoga
Yoga classes are not typically covered by insurance and fees range from individual coaching to group classes.
Find a Yoga Class at The Ohio State University
Yoga classes are offered at multiple locations at Ohio State University.
- Do I have to be flexible?
ANSWER: No you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga isn’t just stretching, it’s toning, calming, meditative, healing, and opening. Flexibility is only one aspect of it. Once you practice yoga for awhile you will naturally gain flexibility as well as a greater peace of mind and well-being.
- What kind of clothes should I wear to a yoga class?
ANSWER: You do not have to wear spandex or leotards. Comfortable clothing that is form fitting, but not snug, is recommended. Baggy pants are not advised because the instructor likes to see if you’re positioning your legs correctly in the different poses.