Yoga is indeed efficacious. Not only in adults, but also for teenagers. This was revealed by a recent study that reported from emaxhealth. The study said that teenagers who diligently practice yoga have psychological health is much better than teens who do not.
Soul-searching going on in their teens. So no wonder many of them are often experiencing emotional turmoil. This turmoil it can adversely affect their mental health. Although most parents are aware of this, but they want to find a more effective way so that their children are calmer in the face of emotional turmoil.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, examined the effect of yoga on mental health in Massachusetts high school students. Third of the students were asked to take a yoga class for 10 weeks (2-3 times a week), while the rest were asked to follow the physical exercise program.
Yoga exercises will include, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation can help a quieter students, both physically and mentally. To examine the effectiveness of the benefits of yoga for students, researchers also provide psychosocial tests before and after 10 weeks of the study.
As a result, students who take yoga classes have a better mood with a lower level of anxiety, as well as having emotional control is also better than students who did not take a yoga class. In addition, practicing yoga can also help boost their confidence. Acceptance of their bodies were much better than their peers who do not exercise.
Even more interesting again, it turns out yoga exercises are also often used as therapy given to girls in overcoming eating disorders, such as bulimia, anorexia, or overeating disorders.