YOGA has been shown to lessen the symptoms of depression, psychologists meeting in the US have been told.
A series of studies focusing on the antidepressant effects of yoga were presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
While the research is still preliminary, yoga as a treatment for depression does have potential, researcher Lindsey Hopkins said.
One of the studies, led by Ms Hopkins, examined the effects of hatha yoga, a type of yoga that emphasises physical movement and breathing exercises.
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