Yoga’s ability to improve mood and lessen anxiety is linked to increased levels of a critical brain chemical, research finds


 

What some have intuited, and clinicians surely recommend, is now suggested by a study in a peer-reviewed journal.

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2010) — Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain chemical GABA according to an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online.

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About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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One Response to Yoga’s ability to improve mood and lessen anxiety is linked to increased levels of a critical brain chemical, research finds

  1. trimandtrendy30s says:

    I love yoga! It is probably my number 1 destresser!

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