A new study suggests that yoga can boost your mood and is better for you than walking.
The study was centered around the brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels of people who practiced yoga and people who walked. (The higher the GABA level the better, as low levels are associated with depression and anxiety).
One group of people practiced yoga three times a week for an hour, while the other group walked for an hour. The participants brains were scanned for GABA levels using an MRI and the before-and-after results were compared: