Studies Prove that Yoga Reduces Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Scripta, Yoga | 0 comments

Anyone who has a regular yoga practice can attest to the positive impact it has on mental and physical health. Aligning breath with movement  has been shown to have a calming effect on the body and mind. Recent studies have proven that yoga is effective in treatment for depression including chronic/treatment resistant and PTSD.

From Science Daily – “scores for depression, anxiety and stress decreased throughout the program, a benefit that persisted four months after the training”.  Many varities of yoga were studied, including various styles of hatha and restorative.
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