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Yoga and Mental Health

What Does the Research Say About Yoga and Mental Health?

Hundreds of research on the effects of yoga on mental health have been carried out. The general consensus is that yoga has many beneficial mental health effects that go beyond the effects of other low-to – medium-impact physical exercise and these benefits are possibly due to chemical brain changes (Grazioplene, 2012). It turns out that …

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Yoga and Psychology

The Relationship Between Yoga and Psychology

While you might be familiar with the physical exercise that we call yoga, yoga is really much more than relaxing and maintaining poses; yoga is a more systematic activity — indeed, a lifestyle — that incorporates many concepts of life, such as: Yama (moral code) Niyama (self-discipline) Asanas (postures or poses) Pranayama (mindfulness of breathing) …

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Depression

Depression

A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. What is depression? Depression is a widespread mental health problem affecting many people. The lifetime risk of depression in males is 8-12 % and in females, it is 20- 26%. Depression ranges in seriousness …

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Suicide

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death Suicide is a type of deliberate self harm and is defined as an intentional human act of killing oneself. Approximately 1.5 percent of people die by suicide. This is approximately 12 per 100,000 people in a given year. The rates of completed suicides are typically higher among men than among women, ranging from 1.5 times the rate in the developing world to …

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