Yoga Can Fight Depression

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) 14.8 million Americans suffer from depression. This means 1 out of every 10 people you know has depression.

How can you make a difference?

In Ekhart Tolle’s bestseller, A New Earth he describes the global pain body. In a nutshell the pain you experience affects everyone and this pain body is growing everyday. If you choose awareness, positivity and happiness in any given situation not only will you help your own psyche but the psyche for other people.

If you are ever feeling low on mood or on energy grab your yoga mat and water bottle and rock your asanas because yoga will scientifically improve your mood.

According to Yoga Health Foundation Low brain levels of the neurotransmitter GABA are often found in people with depression; Yoga can boost GABA. Preliminary research out of the Boston University School of Medicine found that healthy subjects who practiced yoga for one hour had a 27 percent increase in levels of GABA compared with a control group that simply sat and read for an hour. This supports a growing body of research that’s proving yoga can significantly improve mood and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Let me give you a couple of poses you can try that will immediately increase your happiness.

 

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