Yoga may help control anxiety (Andrews, 2016). It may also indirectly improve nutrition when it is used to conquer stress since some people overeat due to stress. (Andrews, 2016). Yoga can also help in controlling disordered eating and weight. It may also be useful for alleviating menopause symptoms. The exercises in yoga can also help increase lymph drainage. Yoga according to Andrews (2016), may also stimulate the vagus nerve, and this can decrease seizure frequency in cases of epilepsy.
For the best benefit however, yoga goes together with healthy nutrition. Poor diet result in people being fat from eating too many calories but under nourished from not eating nutrients (Ashtanga, 2016). Yoga diet principles according to Vyayam (2016), play an important part in getting full benefits from the yoga practice because food is what builds up our body. The quality and type of food we eat directly affects our physical as well as mental health and therefore in order to look good and feel good, we must eat healthy. According to Desai (1990), nutrition plays a central role in yoga