What’s This Research About?
In the past twenty years there’s been a lot more research on the health benefits of yoga. Unfortunately the research has underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and people of low socioeconomic status.
These researchers specifically addressed this population with this study. They had two goals. First they assessed beliefs about yoga and the psycho-social factors that either facilitated or deterred their ability to participate in yoga. Second, they gathered data for possible recruitment, study design, and intervention ideas for future research looking at the effects of yoga on sleep.