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Lack of social interaction can often take even the freest and light-hearted person into depression. Among the many methods of dealing with depression, ‘yoga’ could be an excellent way to deal with this state of mind.

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‘Yoga’ can conjure images of gravity-defying exercises or women in leggings or even something mystical. Attending a ‘yoga’ class seems intimidating, especially if you are a beginner. However, the reality is just the opposite. Rather than causing anxiety for embarrassed newcomers, ‘yoga’ can be fair treatment. reports a study conducted by Scientists from the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University.  Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) was tried in the first group. The second group was treated with stress-management education and the third group by kundalini ‘yoga.’

Yoga Proven Effect

The CBT group gave the best result, with 71% of people showing improvement. The ‘yoga’ groups showed a 54% improvement in symptoms. The stress-management techniques group showed a 33% improvement in symptoms. ‘

NHS has already socially prescribed ‘Yoga.’ In other words, Doctors can refer to patient’s services within the community.

Gillian Osborne is the vice-chair of the British Wheel of ‘yoga’ (BWY), the governing body for ‘yoga’ under Sport England. She said that ‘yoga’ is also very good at managing anxiety-related disorders. It’s effective at helping people to relax and to gain control of their breathing.

5000 Years Old Practice

A person with anxiety disorder suffers from impaired breathing. They often hold or restrict their breathing. Osborne explains that ‘Pranayama’ or a technique to control breathing will help in this case. It will also have a beneficial effect on the mind. The person will also feel calmer, be more balanced, and sleep better.

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