"Researchers Identify Link between Decreased Depressive Symptoms, Yoga and the Neurotransmitter GABA"

“Researchers Identify Link between Decreased Depressive Symptoms, Yoga and the Neurotransmitter GABA”

The benefits of yoga have been widely documented by scientific research, but previously it was not clear as to how yoga exerts its physiologic effect.

Now a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) proposes that yoga can increase levels of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) in the short-term and completing one yoga class per week may maintain elevated GABA that could mitigate depressive symptoms.

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