The answer is YES!
For most people a combination of meditation and exercise is a great way to reverse minor depression.
Or, If you are already happy and want to experience even more happiness adding this powerful duo to your lifestyle can make you feel even better!
I’m not a scientist, but exercise and meditation are both well studied by people in cool lab coats. Of course, more serious cases of depression might require medication and therapy so consult a doctor.
As for exercise, the “euphoria” that most people feel after exercise comes from neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and BDNF in the brain.
These chemicals are released by the brain during exercise and they act as your body’s natural antidepressant.
Meditation is slightly more mysterious than exercise, we don’t know as much about exactly how meditation works in a physiological sense, but we know that it definitely does work.
According to some studies regular meditation practice could be an effective alternative to antidepressant medications.