Yoga poses can be a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood and energy, according to a new study.
The research, led by scientists from the University of Toronto, used a questionnaire to ask participants about their yoga poses.
The study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that yoga poses had positive effects on mood and well-being.
Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that included questions about their mood, wellbeing and exercise.
They were then asked to perform yoga poses during a yoga class.
Participant’s health and wellbeing were assessed on the questionnaire.
The results showed that yoga pose was linked to better mood, increased physical activity, reduced stress and better overall wellbeing, the study said.
Researchers said that yoga yoga poses could be a powerful way to boost overall wellbeing and mood, as well as improve mood and reduce anxiety.
“It is not surprising that yoga might be a way to enhance health and well being and to boost mood,” said lead researcher Dr. Rupa Chakraborty, who has conducted research on yoga for nearly 40 years.
“These benefits may be linked to its relaxation-inducing properties and its physiological benefits,” Chakrabonty said.
The yoga poses included a variety of poses, including the traditional, asanas, body stretches, headstand, sit-ups, and other types of yoga.
The study also looked at the benefits of yoga poses on exercise performance.
Participates were also asked to describe their yoga posture and how they felt about it.
Overall, participants reported feeling better after completing the yoga poses compared to the control group.
The yoga poses improved physical fitness, reduced anxiety, improved mood, and reduced depression.
Participated participants also reported feeling less tired after performing yoga poses and felt less tired afterward, the researchers said.
More information: Rupaa Chakrabondy, Rachel T. Fessler, and James E. Stearns.
Yoga Pose Improves Mood, Fitness and Wellness Among Participants in an Intensive Yoga Class.
Journal of Interpersonal Stress and Organizational Behavior, 2016.