Yoga is considered a type of physical activity including sequences of poses and breathing exercises during each session that ends with a few minutes of relaxation or meditation.
Yoga was originated in ancient India as a practice that interconnects the body, the mind and the spirit. It was introduced to the western world (Europe and the United States) in the 1890s.
Research studies have shown how yoga can have a potential impact on mental and physical health by improving body function and reducing pain and stress. Because limited number of research studies have investigated the effects of yoga in drug-resistant epilepsy, the scientific community suggests continuing to evaluate its potential risks and benefits.