Over the past several years yoga has experienced a surge of popularity in the western world amongst medical professionals, celebrities and those interested in alternative forms of movement and healing. There are many health benefits associated with yoga. Health Benefits Within covers that which has a direct impact on our physiology. Health Benefits Without points to sleep, aging, core strength, and many other areas yoga supports. The tremendous emotional benefits yoga has to offer is well known, often leading to a calmer, more focused individual. We cover how yoga affects our body chemistry such as endocrine functions and cholesterol as well as many other organs and body systems. Disease prevention such as stemming the tide on osteoporosis and reducing symptoms from already existing diseases or disorders are some other ways yoga aids to our wellbeing and longevity.