Anyone who is interested in yoga and what health benefits it gives you when you practice it regularly should read the added link. It is all about a study that has been done by the Ohio State University and was just reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. It explains a link between practicing yoga and having less of cytokine interleukin in the blood that causes inflammation. Cytokine levels if high have been related to heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and other age related diseases. This could mean since practicing yoga reduces cytokine levels in the blood that you could be provided with substantial short- and long-term health benefits, even though your stress levels in life could be high.