Range of Intensity From Savasana to Power Yoga: Systematic Review

What’s This Research About? Practitioners of yoga have different intentions with their practice; such as cultivating spirituality, calming the mind, or being physically active through yoga poses and movements (asana). Googling ‘yoga’ results in thousands of reasons why yoga is the best tool for your health and an efficient path to fitness [...]

By |2020-09-29T22:30:27-04:00September 30th, 2020|Other Exercises, Yoga Methods|0 Comments

Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Intensity of Yoga: A Systematic Review

What’s This Research About? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exercise guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five times a week to decrease disease risk and maintain good cardiovascular health. In 2012, twenty million people were choosing yoga as their form of exercise. It is estimated that by 2020 [...]

By |2020-08-28T20:06:53-04:00August 31st, 2020|Yoga Methods, Yoga Poses|0 Comments

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

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

Does a Consistent Yoga Practice Change Brain Anatomy?

What’s This Research About? Does a consistent yoga practice contribute to changing brain anatomy? This study examines differences in brain anatomy between experienced yoga practitioners and control subjects using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Researchers also examined which aspects of a weekly yoga practice (postures, breath control and meditation) contributed most to [...]

By |2018-11-28T12:47:17-05:00November 29th, 2018|Meditation, Yoga Methods|1 Comment
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