Yoga can help in depression fight

YOGA has been shown to lessen the symptoms of depression, psychologists meeting in the US have been told.

Recent studies demonstrated yoga’s antidepressant effects.

Recent studies demonstrated yoga’s antidepressant effects.

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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