The Benefits of Yoga in Tourism Health


  • Hesteria Friska Armynia Subratha Prodi Kebidanan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Ni Kadek Diah Purnamayanti Prodi Keperawatan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha


Tourism health, yoga, health and well-being


Health tourism has emerged as a significant segment within the global tourism industry, focusing on enhancing physical and mental well-being through health-promoting activities and relaxation experiences. Consequently, yoga has become an integral part of retreat and health tourism programs worldwide.

This literature review aims to provide insights into the positive effects of yoga on physical and mental health, shedding light on its applications in the realm of retreats and health tourism.

The systematic review adhered to the PRISMA guidelines, searching for peer-reviewed publications in Science Direct and Google Scholar. Articles matching the inclusion criteria were collected and organized in the Mendeley Library using the PICO framework for keyword identification.

The articles reviewed highlight the positive impact of yoga on tourists' physical and mental well-being. Some studies delve into the role of yoga in enhancing health, while others explore the factors affecting tourists' intentions to revisit yoga destinations. Yoga is associated with improved health, flexibility, muscle strength, posture, stress relief, improved focus, and emotional management. This positive impact of yoga attracts tourists seeking to enhance their physical and mental well-being, emphasizing the need for effective marketing strategies and tailored yoga programs.

Additionally, articles address the challenge of preserving yoga's spiritual values and authenticity in commercial tourism. Balancing the industry's growth with preserving yoga's original essence is an ongoing challenge.

In conclusion, this article underscores the significance of yoga in achieving health and well-being goals in tourism health. However, further research and collaboration with yoga experts and health tourism stakeholders are necessary to optimize yoga's benefits and better understand tourists' needs. Developing responsive programs in line with trends and technology is crucial for advancing the tourism health industry.