Author: Streeter, C.C, Jensen, J.E., Perlmutter, R.M., Cabral, H.J., Tian, H., Terhune, D.B., Ciraulo, D.A., & Renshaw, P.F.
Conference/Journal: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Date published: 2007
Other: Volume ID: 13 , Pages: 419-26 , Word Count: 70
METHODS: Yoga practitioners completed a 60-minute yoga session and comparison subjects completed a 60-minute reading session. RESULTS: There was a 27% increase in GABA levels in the yoga practitioner group after the yoga session but no change in the comparison subject group after the reading session. This suggests that the practice of yoga should be explored as a treatment for disorders with low GABA levels such as depression and anxiety disorders.