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Help Yoga might improve mood
Research suggests that yoga might improve mood and sense of well being, according to United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As per an NIH backgrounder, research also suggests that yoga might counteract stress; reduce heart rate and blood pressure; increase lung capacity; improve muscle relaxation and body composition; help with conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia; improve overall physical fitness, strength, and flexibility; positively affect levels of certain brain or blood chemicals.

There is growing evidence to suggest that yoga works to enhance stress-coping mechanisms and mind-body awareness.

Studies supported by NIH have been investigating yoga's effects on blood pressure, chronic low-back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes risk, HIV, immune function, inflammatory arthritis and knee osteoarthritis, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, smoking cessation.

According to NIH website, currently 43 studies on yoga are open under its Clinical Trials programme, which include effects of laugh-yoga, yoga-based cancer rehabilitation program, etc.

"Yoga in its full form combines physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and a distinct philosophy", NIH backgrounder points out.

Lauding NIH efforts in this direction, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged NIH to provide more funding and support for yoga research, as although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage to be utilized and benefited by all.
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