Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nothing Beats Yoga in Managing Mood

There's nothing to beat yoga for managing mood and anxiety disorders.

These findings by Boston University School of Medicine researchers show a link between yoga, decreased anxiety and increased GABA (brain gamma-aminobutyric) levels.

Low GABA levels are associated with depression and other widespread anxiety disorders, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported.

The researchers followed two randomised groups of healthy individuals over a 12-week period, according to a Boston University statement.

One group practised yoga three times a week for an hour while the remaining subjects walked for the same period of time.

Using magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) imaging, the participants' brains were scanned before the study began. (MORE)

Source: Zee News

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