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Yoga Linked to Improved Mood


If you’ve ever practiced yoga, or known someone who does, then you may have experienced or heard about its many benefits. Those who practice it religiously often swear by its mood-enhancing and stress-reducing benefits.

A recent study conducted by scientists at Boston University School of Medicine shows a definite link between regular yoga practice improvements in mood and anxiety levels.

The study involved two groups of healthy subjects. They were followed over the course of 12 weeks. The participants of one group walked for an hour, three times each week. Those in the other group practiced yoga for an hour at a time, three times each week. Prior to the study, the brains of the subjects were scanned using MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopic) imaging. Similar scans were done at the 12 week mark. The subjects were also asked to evaluate their psychological well-being at different times during the study.

The findings revealed that those who did yoga three times a week had higher GABA levels than those who walked. GABA, which stands for gamma-aminobutyric, levels are typically lower in people who have depression or anxiety. Also, the yoga participants reported significantly less anxiety and better overall mood than their fellow walkers.

The study, published in the online version of Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, lends support to the idea that yoga may be a viable alternative treatment for individuals who struggle with depression or anxiety.

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