Participation in yoga classes can lead to significant reduction in anxiety in women who suffer from anxiety disorders. Sixty-five women suffering from depression and anxiety were randomly assigned to an experimental or control waiting list group. The experimental group participated in twice weekly 90 minute yoga classes for two months. The average prevalence of depression in the experimental group pre- and post-yoga did not decrease significantly, but women who participated in yoga classes showed a significant decrease in state and trait anxiety compared to the control group. (Effects of yoga on depression and anxiety of women. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2009 May;15(2):102-4).

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