Yoga and Mental Health
Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

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Yoga and Mental Health

Fadzel wong*
*Correspondence: Fadzel wong, Department of clinical therapy, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Email:

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Yoga is successfully applied in various psychiatric disorders over the globe with encouraging evidence coming from scientific publications in reputed journals, especially in last three decades. These reports suggest a need to integrate yoga in mental health services.


The reviewing authors have rumored that the studies reviewed showed an outsized assortment of diagnoses irresolute from “major dejection or another kind of diagnosed depression” to “elevated miserable symptoms”. whereas some irregular controlled trials (RCTs) rumored positive effects of yoga intrusions for considering miserable symptoms, the standard and amount of the information from these studies seem depleted to conclude whether or not there's substantial clinical justification to contemplate yoga as a treatment of depression. Compared to passive controls, the yoga interventions appear to be effective; in comparison with active controls, not astonishingly and the consequences square measure less conclusive. The study results square measure thus far not spare in amount and quality to work out whether or not studies with attention on the asanas square measure more practical as compared to studies with meditationfocused or pranayama focused designs. Thus, there's a powerful have to be compelled to conduct additional conclusive studies with high method quality and bigger patient samples. Whether or not motivation of depressed patients can be a retardant or not remains to be processed. There has been an endeavour to explore mechanisms of action and to grasp the entire image of the consequences of yoga in depression observing electrophysiological markers of attention, and neurotransmitters that were found to vary with yoga.

Anxiety and anxiety disorders

There is one systematic review examining the consequences of yoga on anxiety and disturbance, a Cochrane review on meditation medical care for disturbance (citing one yoga study), an outline of studies on Hinduism respiration (which are selfaddressed within the systematic review), and one outline. Most studies delineate helpful effects in favour of the yoga interventions, notably in comparison with passive controls (i.e. examination anxiety), however conjointly compared with active controls like relaxation response or compared to plain medicine. However, there square measure presently no meta-analyses out there which might clearly differentiate this necessary issue. A minimum of the AHRQ report explicit that “yoga was no higher than mindfulness-based Stress Reduction at reducing anxiety in patients with vas diseases”.


One systematic review describes the consequences of yoga on stress-associated symptoms. Most studies delineate helpful effects of yoga interventions. though not all studies used adequate and/or consistent instruments to live stress, they yet indicate that yoga might scale back perceived stress as effective as alternative active management interventions like relaxation, psychological feature behavioral medical care or dance. Also the AHRQ report explicit that “yoga helped scale back stress”.

Posttraumatic stress disorder

A single criticism checked out the present analysis on yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seven articles were reviewed including eight studies on anxiety disorder following exposure to natural disasters like a tidal wave and a cyclone pair of studies on anxiety disorder thanks to combat and coercion. Once a natural disaster, yoga follow was rumoured to considerably scale back symptoms of anxiety disorder, self-rated symptoms of stress (fear, anxiety, disturbed sleep, and sadness) and respiration rate. Similarly, yoga interventions were ready to improve the symptoms of anxiety disorder in persons with anxiety disorder once exposure to combat and coercion. The interventions varied in length from one week (when interventions got on the site) to 6 months. The review steered a potential role of yoga in managing anxiety disorder, although long-run studies conducted with bigger rigor square measure required.

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Fadzel wong*
Department of clinical therapy, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Citation: Wong F, (2021). Yoga and mental health. J Yoga Phys Ther 11:S1.318. Doi: 10.35248/2157-7595.2021.S1.11.318

Received Date: Jan 07, 2021 / Accepted Date: Jan 18, 2021 / Published Date: Jan 27, 2021

Copyright: © 2021 Wong F. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.