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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.

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TITLE: Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health improvements to in-person yoga

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PUBLICATION: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

DATE: 2017

AUTHORS: R. Jay Schulz-Heik, Hilary Meyer, Louise Mahoney , Michael V. Stanton, Rachel H. Cho, Danae P. Moore-Downing , Timothy J. Avery , Laura C. Lazzeroni, Joanne M. Varni, Linda Martin Collery, and Peter J. Bayley

HPA-axis: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland. This plays a key role baseline in homeostasis and how the body responds to stress.

Telehealth: The distribution of health related information and services using electronic and telecommunication technologies.


36.9% of 200,000 Veterans who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq were diagnosed with a mental health disorder (21.8% with PTSD, 17.2% with depression) PTSD and depression are associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer, suicide, homelessness, and substance abuse.

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