COVID-19 FAQ 138: Yoga And Reduced Inflammation
A study on healthy individuals doing transcendental meditation showed higher blood levels of B-lymphocyte series as well as natural killer (NK) cells, as compared to nonmeditators. [. Lancet Psychiatry 2020;7:228-9
193 Kamei et al.194 [Stress Health 2001;17:141-5]reported a significant correlation between alpha brain wave activation in the frontal lobe as seen in electroencephalogram (indicating restful awareness) and an increase in NK activity during yoga practices pointing to the relationship between a calm mind and better cellular immunity.
Yoga has anti inflammatory, promotion of anti-inflammatory and typically reduction of proinflammatory cytokine activity, including natural killer (NK) cell activity and NK and T cell cytokine production.
Further it is also effective in decreases in the circulating levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-12 [Th1 cells production] and increases of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 as per certain studies. .The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Jul 2020.547- 556
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Easing Anxiety Disorder
Nowadays, lots of people experience stress and anxiety issues. Panic disorder can impact a person’s life in several means; they can put a strain on the mind, body or on general wellness. The one that is experiencing anxiousness feels extremely clinically depressed and is bordered by adverse thoughts as well as feelings. The people lose control over him/her and also this takes on one’s lifestyle. Even with the challenges one faces during these anxiety attack and anxiousness there are methods and self-help methods to manage such anxiety conditions. And yoga can help in easing anxiety disorder.
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