Yoga Doing for Depression What Anti-Depressants Cannot
A new study has discovered that Sudarshan Kriya yoga has the potentiality to reverse many of the symptoms of depression
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A new study has discovered that Sudarshan Kriya yoga has the potentiality to reverse many of the symptoms of depression, such as negative mood, disinterest, low energy, suicidal thoughts and feelings of guilt. It’s a significant discovery, say researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, as more than half the 41 million Americans taking antidepressants aren’t being helped by the drugs.
The technique involves slow and calm breaths that are alternated by fast breaths, and which brings the person into a deep and calm meditative state. 25 people took part in the study; half were taught Sudarshan Kriya yoga, which they practised regularly at home for two months, while the rest just carried on taking the antidepressants. By the end of the trial, the yoga group showed ‘significant’ improvements and halved their Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score, a common measure of depressive symptoms. Those taking the drugs only saw no improvement in their score.
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