Physiological mechanism of yoga

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have discovered the mechanism behind the physiological effects of yoga. Yoga practice apparently increases vagal tone, the activity of the vagal nerve that is involved in the regulation of many bodily functions such as digestion, breathing, heartrate and stressresponse. Increased vagal tone improves all these functions while a decrease in vagal tone is associated with PTSD and depression. Read more on:



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