Harvard Medical Study Finds Teenage Students Enrolled In Yoga Class Experience Increased “Flexibility” And Reduced “Angry Outbursts”

“In a challenging posture, your body screams, stop, stop! Are you nuts?” explains author Sat Bir Singh Khalsa. PhD. ” But you strive for equanimity. You’re learning to react less emotionally. And thats the heart of resilience – having self control.”
According to a new study from Harvard Medical School, yoga can foster more then flexibility. Over the course of 11 weeks, one group of teenage subjects followed a standard physical education regimen, while another took yoga classes.
At the end of the study the yoga students were less prone to angry outbursts and better able to calm themselves when they felt upset.
From “Oprah.com”, Published May 18, 2012

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