I read more than 50 scientific studies about yoga. Here's what I learned. - Vox

The bottom line

What we know:

Yoga is probably just as good for your health as many other forms of exercise. But it seems particularly promising for improving lower back pain and — crucially — reducing inflammation in the body, which can actually help stave off disease. Yoga also seems to enhance "body awareness," or people's sense of what's going on inside themselves.

What we don't know:

Whether some forms of yoga...