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Mind-body practices, such as yoga, have been proposed as a possible treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) due to the fact that the practices focus on reducing the feeling of worry by fostering mindfulness and decreasing physical symptoms of stress. 

The goal of this study was to examine the efficacy of Kundalini Yoga in reducing symptoms of GAD. The secondary objective was to explore possible mechanisms for why Kundalini yoga was effective in treating GAD. It is believed that yoga exerts an effect on autonomic nervous system functioning by increasing the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system and decreasing the sympathetic nervous system.

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Brittany Fair

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