Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds study

Previous research has linked Bikram yoga to improvements in the elasticity of blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the potential for arteries to harden and cause heart attacks

Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds studyBikram yoga, a series of 26 poses typically done in a sweat-inducingly hot room, may not need to be practiced at steam-bath temperatures to help improve blood vessel health, a small experiment suggests. Millions of people worldwide practice Bikram yoga, typically in 90-minute sessions that involve breathing exercises and holding poses for up to one […]

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]