All posts tagged yoga

Yoga vs. GAD

This “study” (with only three subjects!) indicates yoga may help with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. It’s not the first. You can run your own one-person study if you are struggling with GAD. Try some yoga and see what result you get. Might help!


Another study likes yoga for anxiety. New research suggests yoga triggers the release of the brain chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. GABA is a chemical in the brain that helps to regulate nerve activity. GABA activity is reduced in people with mood and anxiety disorders, and drugs that increase GABA activity are commonly prescribed to improve […]

Yoga Reduces Anxiety

Another study, same finding: yoga decreases anxiety. The study, aimed at establishing an association between yoga postures, enhanced gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels and decreased anxiety, looked at 2 different groups of healthy people for a period of 12 weeks.  While participants of the first group practiced yoga three times a week for one hour, those in […]

Yoga vs. Anxiety

New study finds new connection between yoga and mood Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. The findings, which currently appear on-line atJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, is the first to demonstrate an […]

Top 10 Lesser-Known Self-Help Strategies for Anxiety

An article from the PsychCentral vaults.  Here a taste–the list minus the descriptions: Consider how anxiety affects your life. Set up some structure. Tackle distorted thoughts. Relinquish control. Revise your reactions. Trust yourself. Practice yoga. “Wink at” your thoughts. Distinguish fact from fiction. Stop people-pleasing.