Yoga May Beat Depression

A woman doing yoga on the beach

A small study found participation in Vinyasa yoga classes to be very effective in treating depressed patients who were not responding well to medication.

At the end of an eight-week period, “participants exhibited significant decreases in depression symptoms and significant increases in an aspect of mindfulness and in behavior activation,” according to researchers from Brown University.

Vinyasa yoga aims to synchronize the body’s movements and breath.