Category: Iyengar

4 Ways Yoga Gets Rid of Depression

Yoga can prevent and treat depression without medication or as complementary therapy, according to several clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals.   You might be able to get rid of depression short term after only one yoga class. But when it comes to fighting this unpleasant mental state over the long term, practicing yoga regularly seems to produce better results than an irregular schedule. *Please note that those diagnosed with depression should not substitute yoga classes for medication unless approved by your doctor and people with suicidal thoughts should seek professional help immediately. 1. Yoga Enhances Depression Treatment...

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An Iyengar Yoga Sequence to Reduce Stress

Here is a 90-minute Iyengar yoga sequence to reduce stress from a study by researchers at Charite University Medical Centre (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Taking an Iyengar Yoga class once per week is an effective dose to reduce stress—and this study shows you probably won’t see additional improvement by going twice per week. Stress affects up to 80 percent of adults and has negative impacts your health, including speeding up the aging process, and contributes to Cardiovascular disease Degenerative neurological disease Chronic pain syndromes Delayed wound healing Depression Cancer Fortunately, yoga presents a self-care option that helps some people...

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