Yoga Boosts Cardiovascular Fitness and Psychological Health Study Shows

By
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500

There has been an ongoing debate regarding yoga’s ability to improve cardiovascular and physical fitness. A new study suggests that, for sedentary college students, regular Vinyasa yoga practice may boost both fitness and mental health, and reduce stress.

6 Ayurveda Tools to Reduce Stress, Depression and Anxiety

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Preventing Chronic Disease: Yoga May Alter Gene Expression Linked to Inflammation

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How Yoga Helped One Teacher Overcome Anxiety and Depression

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How Science Supports Yoga as a Cure for Depression

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New Hope for Depression: A Recent Meta-analysis Suggests That Yoga Can Help

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Study: Yoga Promises Help for Depression

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Fighting a Different Battle: Yoga for Wounded Warriors

Tens of thousands wounded and traumatized veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return home to face a different kind of battle:dealing with the physical and mental wounds of war. Yoga as a complementary therapy is helping thousands of wounded veterans meet the challenges post-war adjustment. Read more

The Yoga of Gratitude

Studies have found that gratitude arises in two ways. It can be a response to a gift or to something nice that happens to us, or it can be a general inclination towards a happy, appreciative attitude. Read more