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The benefits of yoga
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By Deborah Dunham for Blisstree.com

The ridiculous California parents who want yoga banned from their children’s school may want to take note of this: A new study has confirmed yoga’s ability to improve mental health and help heal depression and ADHD.

According to researchers from Duke University who analyzed 124 studies on the benefits of yoga, they found conclusive evidence of what many yogis have known all along: Yoga can aid in our mental health. Specifically, they found it can help alleviate depression, ADHD, sleep problems and even schizophrenia (along with drug therapy).

Their findings were published in the journal Frontiers and concluded that, while there is more research to be done, yoga is a promising tool for our mental health.

Keep reading for more on this study and the benefits of yoga…

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