Free From Anxiety Thanks to Yoga


yoga practiceDo you often feel anxious without cause or feel a loss of mood? Yoga practice can be a good choice to overcome them. Ateam of researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that so far nothing can beat yoga for this matter.

The results showed a strong relationship between the practice of yoga with decreased anxiety and increased brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or the natural brain tranquilizer compound, according to Times Of India.

According to this finding by researchers which was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, low levels of GABA are associated with problems of depression, mood disorders, and anxiety.

Researchers studied two groups of volunteers randomly during 12 weeks. One group practiced yoga three times a week for an hour on a regular basis, while the other group did not do it with discipline. But, before practice, their brains were scanned using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) imaging, first.

At week 12, the researchers compared the GABA levels in both groups. Results showed the group which practiced yoga routine experience a significantly decreased anxiety level and could develop a comfortable mood.

“Over time, positive changes in this report was associated with an increased GABA level,” said Chris Streeter, professor of psychiatry and neurology at Boston University School of Medicine who led the research.

Streeter then recommended the practice of yoga as a good therapy to treat mental disorders.