Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pilot study indicates Sudarshan Kriya is effective against depression & psychosis

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY), a modern breathing technique rooted in the ancient yogic tradition, is showing promising results as an adjunct therapy for depression, panic attack disorder and general anxiety.

In a pilot study conducted at the Department of Neurosciences, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (FH) in Milan, an innovative therapy based on the application of SKY to patients affected by depression, generalized anxiety and panic attacks yielded the following results after the first six months:

· Average reduction of 60% in the rate of depression (according to the standard tests)
· Average reduction of 40% in the rate of psychosis (according to the standard tests)
· Significant improvement in the cognitive functions, which became evident in clinical interviews
· Effect of SKY on the parasympathetic tone as evidenced by correlation between cardiological data and respiratory parameters (RSA)Read More

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