A yogic technique known as Kiya yoga has been scientifically proven to be highly effective when it comes to treating those who are suffering from depression. There are currently around 41 million people taking medicine for depression, those people could be doing this yogic technique instead.
This is a breathing technique that is said to increase relaxation and improve things like organ function and stress management. A newly released study shows that this technique is without a doubt effective when it comes to treating depression and is quite the cost effective alternative to medication. This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The study was done by enrolling 25 patients who were suffering from MDD and were depressed even though they had already been on antidepressants for eight weeks. These patients were randomized and were either partaking in the breathing intervention group or a part of the control group waiting. For the first week the patients who were not in the control group completed a six-session program that focused on meditation, stress education, and Kriya yoga.
During their weeks two through eight they attended weekly yoga sessions and also did home practice. Patients who were not in the control group showed significant improvements over the control group. It is quite obvious this technique can help many more people and should be used by people who suffer from depression or anxiety. To learn more about this please watch the video below.