Yoga is extremely beneficial for improving sleep quality, alleviating the symptoms of depression associated with loss of sleep, and aiding in falling asleep quickly.
Researchers attempted to study these claims with a sample of 139 senior citizens who complained of insomnia. They practiced yoga thrice a week for a period of six months, after which they experienced an average improvement of 28% in their sleep quality.
Moreover, they also experienced less depression and feeling much sharper during the day.
Researchers attempted to study the benefits of weekly yoga practice on a sample group of 18 adults who were diagnosed with schizophrenia. The results revealed that after two months of practicing yoga each week, the patients experienced a reduction in their aggression, along with a 30% relief from the symptoms of their mental disorder.
Moreover, they also became much more willing to take their medications.