A new study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine suggests that yoga can minimize anxiety and positively affect your mood.
The researcher team discovered a link between the physical and mental discipline and levels of the neuro-transmitter gamma-aminobutyric, which causes "relaxation, less anxiety and anti-convulsive effects".
The study found that these effects are more easily achieved by practicing yoga than by walking. Beforehand researchers followed 2 groups of healthy individuals. The one that practiced yoga 3 times a week showed a more significant decrease in anxiety.