“Exercise and Yoga have multiple scientific studies demonstrating their effectiveness in the treatment of depression or anxiety, comparable with mainstream treatments”, according to a study done by psychiatry professors at East Carolina University. This article was published in “American Family Physician” April 15, 2010.
Exercise and Yoga are tested as alternatives to standard pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for anxiety and depressive disorders. If you want to avoid multiple side effects from prescription anxiety/depression drugs, this is something to consider seriously. Your first step is to talk to your healthcare provider to assess the severity of anxiety or depression. Then, find a yoga instructor to get you into a routine. This is the best thing you could do to yourself to see innumerable health benefits.