Practicing yoga has added a benefit, this time is science and said

"This analysis allows us to better encourage people to do yoga, because now has scientific evidence to demonstrate yoga to relieve depression." Dr. South Australian University, sports physiologist J Jia Xi Binsley (Jacinta Brinsley) pointed out.

"For patients with depression, exercise can improve emotions and health," Brigensley said: "But the current gym and all lines of gym and courses are not open, yoga is a very good alternative."

The more yoga courses, the more relieve depression

The analysis reviewed 19 randomized controlled clinical trials, and the test results were from the United States, India, Japan, China, Germany and Sweden, which were considered to be high in research.

Studies on the diagnosis of mental illnesses such as living alcohol dependence, depression and two-way emotional disorders, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

Subjects participated in a 20-minute and 90-minute yoga course every one to two weeks, at least half of the time is physical exercise, and the course has been averaged 2.5 months.

"Most of the yoga classes opened by Western Society are dominated or sports," Bincasley said: "The most common include yoga (Vinyasa), Aiyangri, Asan ASHTANGA and Vital Yoga (Power). "

The results show that the depression status of patients involved in yoga courses has a medium degree of mitigation compared to patients who do not perform psychotherapy or self-treatment. Among them, patients with depression have moderate relief, and patients with schizophrenia have greatly improved. Yoga has little effect on alcohol dependence, and there is no effect on patients with stress syndrome after trauma.

Depression is usually related to other mental health conditions. Previous studies have found that 20% to 40% of patients with schizophrenia and 72% of lifelong anxiety patients will have depression symptoms.

The International Association of Yoga Therapists, "Yoga Today" (Yoga Today), Laurie Hyland Robertson, pointed out: "This study shows that despite not known The 'dose' required by the individual, the more people involved in yoga every week, the greater the degree of depression symptoms. "

Why choose yoga

Yoga is a motion form that is often recommended to alleviate depression and other psychological conditions. Scientists believe that motion can promote blood flow to the brain, especially almond, hippocampus, etc. - Both of these can control emotions and deal with pressure.

"Movement has improved mental health through a variety of mechanisms, one of which is endorphin." Brigensley pointed out.

Another possibility is that yoga can regulate the central stress response system of the human body, which is the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal shaft. Yoga can also improve sleep and enhance social.

Yoga is also a spiritual practice, advocating physical and mental one. Yoga includes physical style, breathing and meditation practice.

Robertson pointed out: "Yoga philosophy let us think of the body and mind, exercise a location, which has an impact on the entire body system. So when you bring the exercise leg, not only strengthen the four-headed muscle, but also improve the spirit state."

Other research results

As early as early in the early 20th century, people began to study the physiological and psychological benefits of yoga, and found yoga to reduce stress, regulating emotions, improving mood and having happiness. This is obviously the key to improving psychological diseases, so the therapist incorporates yoga into the treatment plan.

Early research on yoga is concentrated in India, and now it is spread all over the world. A 2018 review found that yoga can alleviate severe anxiety, but only can be relieved shortly. An earlier study found earlier in 2013 When interventions included at least ten yoga exercises, the anxiety benefits were the largest. A study in 2019 found that joys yoga in existing therapies can help treatment of anxiety, especially panic disorders.

However, the US National Health Research Institute (NIH) believes that many research on yoga "is too small, the quality is not high. Therefore, yoga can only help improve the health of the heart, but cannot prove."

Brinsley believes that this new analysis is currently different from previous studies, and its research has a wide range of research, and there is a more comprehensive assessment of the potential benefits of yoga mitigation depression.

"This research makes the professional people in the yoga industry," Robertson said: "Many depression patients can not recover using drug treatment or other traditional therapies, or they are unwilling to treat treatment, so yoga can meet patients for supplements The urgent needs of therapy. "

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