A Harvard Psychologist Says This Workout Dials Down Chronic Stress

There's no question that integrating yoga into your life can manifest substantial benefits for both your physical and mental well-being. In reality, the potential effects of Downward Dog and sun salutations on our brains are far more than we may have expected. NBC recently investigated what yoga does to your brain, tapping Jonathan Greenberg, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "We know that accumulating evidence shows yoga is good for your body, health and mind," he explains. "Yoga has been used in the treatment of anxiety conditions, depression, insomnia, eating disorders and others."