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Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:30am to 8:30am
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"We have cutting edge neuro-imaging that allows us to measure GABA in the brain, says Chris Streeter, a doctor at Boston University s School of Medicine, So now we can actually measure a chemical that goes up, when people do a yoga practice."

GABA is a chemical human brains release when happy.

Brain scans snapped before and after yoga sessions show that yoga stimulates the brain, while boosting mood while decreasing anxiety.

A new study found that those who did yoga three times weekly saw a consistent increase in GABA levels.

Those who simply walked for exercise saw no change at all.

Another study found that an hour of yoga boosted GABA levels 27-percent, over relaxing with a book for an hour.

"That information gets sent up to the brain, says Streeter, The brain uses that information so that the GABA levels go up."

All of which comes as good news for its reported 30 million followers.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30am EMPOWER your body. BOOST your brain.

http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/Study_finds_yoga_exercises_brain_115958579.html

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