Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study.

@article{Streeter2007YogaAS,
  title={Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study.},
  author={C. Streeter and J. Jensen and R. Perlmutter and H. Cabral and Hua Tian and D. Terhune and D. Ciraulo and P. Renshaw},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          419-26
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare changes in brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels associated with an acute yoga session versus a reading session. It was hypothesized that an individual yoga session would be associated with an increase in brain GABA levels. DESIGN This is a parallel-groups design. SETTINGS/LOCATION Screenings, scan acquisitions, and interventions took place at medical school-affiliated centers. SUBJECTS The sample comprised 8 yoga practitioners and 11… Expand
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