Aparentemente, a prática de Yoga aumenta os níveis de GABA no sistema nervoso central. É o que afirma o estudo Effects of Yoga Versus Walking on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA Levels: A Randomized Controlled MRS Study


Segundo a matéria publicada na ScienceDaily:

Yoga has been shown to increase the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a chemical in the brain that helps to regulate nerve activity. GABA activity is reduced in people with mood and anxiety disorders, and drugs that increase GABA activity are commonly prescribed to improve mood and decrease anxiety.

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