Friday, 9 September 2016

4 Gentle Yoga Moves to Improve Your Mood

Whether you've just sweated out a hot yoga session or enjoyed some unwind time with something more gentle, that feel-good boost you get leaving the yoga studio has just been scientifically proven to benefit you. Yoga as gentle as chair yoga for older adults improves several measures of psychological well-being, including anger, anxiety, depression, and general positive feelings, according to research published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

The researchers tested three groups of older adults: those who did a chair yoga program, those who did a chair exercise program, and those who did nothing. The chair yoga group had greater psychological improvements than either of the other groups.

You don't have to be a seasoned yogi, either. These benefits were seen after a once-a-week, six-week-long program; none of the participants had any previous yoga experience.


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