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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