Efficacy of Virtual Yoga Classes: A Study on the Benefits of Telehealth Yoga for Veterans

What’s This Research About? This research examines whether students consider virtual yoga classes to be effective, if they subjectively increase physical and mental benefits, and how those outcomes compare to results from in-person yoga classes. TITLE: Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health [...]

By |2020-05-29T14:34:20-04:00May 30th, 2020|Conditions, Pain, Yoga Methods|0 Comments

How Yoga Affects Brain Structure and Anatomy

What’s This Research About? The scientific field of exercise science has extensively examined the effect of aerobic exercise on cognition and decision making, but far fewer studies have been conducted looking at the effects of yoga on the brain. This is the first study to investigate the anatomical and functional brain differences [...]

By |2020-01-28T19:25:44-05:00January 28th, 2020|Conditions, Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How does diaphragm training affect lumbar stabilization and low back pain?

What’s This Research About? The goal of this study was to assess the effects of an eight-week long diaphragm training on low back pain; thickness of the diaphragm, transverse abdominimis, and lumbar multifidius were also assessed. TITLE: The effect of diaphragm training on lumbar stabilizer muscles: a new concept for improving segmental [...]

By |2019-11-19T16:18:31-05:00November 20th, 2019|Breathing, Conditions, Pain|0 Comments

Alternate Nostril Breathing: A Systematic Review

What’s This Research About? This was the first systematic review of studies about the physiological and cognitive effects of alternate nostril breathing (ANB), written by Dr. Shreya Ghiya. Pranayama refers to conscious breath modification by altering its rhythm, rate, duration, and depth. In yoga practice this breath manipulation is used to achieve a [...]

Yoga Compared to Walking: Effects on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA Levels

What’s This Research About? Previous research has shown that yoga and exercise both have beneficial effects on mood and anxiety. It has also been shown that certain neurotransmitter activity, γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), is decreased in mood and anxiety disorders. Researchers wanted to test if practicing yoga is associated with increased brain GABA [...]

Does Yoga Improve Chronic Non‐Specific Low Back Pain?

What’s This Research About? This Cochrane review evaluates the current evidence about yoga as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with NSLBP compared to no specific treatment, a minimal intervention such as education, or another active treatment, such as exercise. Pain, function, and adverse effects are also considered. TITLE: Yoga treatment for chronic [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:09:38-05:00February 19th, 2019|Conditions, Musculoskeletal, Pain, Yoga Methods|1 Comment

Do People With Back Pain Use Their Back Muscles Differently Than Those Without Back Pain?

What’s This Research About? Some people experience back pain after standing for long periods of time (pain developers (PDs)) while others do not (non-pain developers (NPDs)). Is it possible that they use their posterior muscles differently? This study investigated exactly that by assessing whether or not there was altered muscular recruitment during [...]

By |2019-01-25T11:54:23-05:00January 29th, 2019|Conditions, Motor Learning, Musculoskeletal, Pain|0 Comments

Yoga for Weight Loss? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

What’s This Research About? At the time of publication, this was the first systematic review and/or meta-analysis available on yoga for weight management. Previously there had been little research on yoga’s ability to affect weight outcomes. The authors conducted a thorough literature search and found a limited number of eligible studies especially for overweight/obese participants. Twenty years [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:40:45-04:00October 16th, 2018|Conditions|0 Comments

Yoga for Menopausal Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

What’s This Research About? Three quarters of women experience menopausal symptoms including sleep issues, hot flashes, depression, and anxiety. The use of hormone replacement therapy which is often used to decrease symptoms has declined due to the uncertainty of its safety. This has left women with less options to choose from for [...]

By |2018-07-24T00:39:03-04:00July 24th, 2018|Conditions, Yoga Methods|0 Comments