Published On: Tue, Oct 20th, 2015

5 Yoga ways that can improve mental health



Everyone wants to look fit according to every aspect whether it is physical health or mental health. The fitness is not specified to the age and gender also. Sometimes it is considered that fitness just apply to the one who are healthy or weight conscious and specifically to the women, but not much people know that yoga can improve your mental health.

A Recent research study suggests that yoga can make a man good father. Yeah, it is good news for the children. The three-year study with 14 different groups of male prisoners took place at Chelan County Regional Jail in Wenatchee, Washington. The program was advertised among the jail population. Volunteers, who were parents of young children and passed a security screening, were employed.

The researcher Jennifer Crawford from Washington State University said to the prisoners that “We would have a class on a particular topic, like child development or setting limits,” she further illustrated that “That would last about an hour, and then a yoga instructor would come in and give a guided yoga class,”

The findings of the study concluded that the convicted have the wakefulness and an approval of their susceptibility and receptiveness with children.

The initiative was taken by the centering exercise which was guided by the trainer, then taught simple sequences that focused on standing poses; complex poses were prohibited because of health issues.

The prisoners that were outside the class were asked to script down about their life incidents and upbringing to the habits they correspond with their children.

Crawford concluded that “I believe the yoga exercise assisted contributors become ready to learn and increased their willingness to try new ideas, absorb new information and begin to apply these in their lives,

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.