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Take a Deep Breath, Yoga Helps Ease Depression.

Yoga in the News: Yoga Helps Ease Depression   Evidence keeps stacking up that yoga is a boon for both physical and mentalhealth conditions. Now, a small new study from Boston University finds that taking yoga classes twice a week may help ease depression, thanks in part to deep breathing. The study, which was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, included 30 people from ages 18 to 64 with clinical depression, who either were not taking antidepressants or had been on a steady dose for at least three months. Half of the participants were assigned to take a 90-minute Iyengar yoga class three times per week, as well as four 30-minute sessions at home each week. People in the other group took two group classes and...

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