Summary: A major orthodox system of Hindu philosophy based on Sankhya (metaphysical dualism) but differing from it in being theistic and characterized by the teaching of raja-yoga as a practical method of liberating the self. It includes a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being with liberation of the self and union with the universal spirit. (From Webster, 3d ed)
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- Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress and levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in breast and prostate cancer outpatientsLinda E Carlson
Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Board, 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alta, Canada T2N 4N2
Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:448-74. 2004....
- A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depressionAlison Woolery
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 10:60-3. 2004b>Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited.
- Yoga for depression: the research evidenceKaren Pilkington
Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, UK
J Affect Disord 89:13-24. 2005b>Yoga-based interventions may prove to be an attractive option for the treatment of depression. The aim of this study is to systematically review the research evidence on the effectiveness of yoga for this indication.
- Effects of Hatha yoga and African dance on perceived stress, affect, and salivary cortisolJeremy West
Reed College, USA
Ann Behav Med 28:114-8. 2004Dance and yoga have been shown to produce improvements in psychological well-being.
- Yoga-based intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized trialM S Garfinkel
Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
JAMA 280:1601-3. 1998..Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common complication of repetitive activities and causes significant morbidity...
- Psychological adjustment and sleep quality in a randomized trial of the effects of a Tibetan yoga intervention in patients with lymphomaLorenzo Cohen
Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Cancer 100:2253-60. 2004..b>Yoga, an ancient Eastern science, incorporates stress-reduction techniques that include regulated breathing, visual ..
- Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot studySubhadra Evans
Pediatric Pain Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 39:904-13. 2010..Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that often impacts patient's quality of life. For young people with RA, there is a need for rehabilitative approaches that have been shown to be safe and to lead to improved functioning...
- Effect of yoga on cardiovascular system in subjects above 40 yearsJyotsana R Bharshankar
Department of Physiology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 47:202-6. 2003This study was conducted to examine the effect of yoga on cardiovascular function in subjects above 40 yrs of age...
- Randomized, controlled, six-month trial of yoga in healthy seniors: effects on cognition and quality of lifeBarry S Oken
Department of Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 12:40-7. 2006..OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of yoga on cognitive function, fatigue, mood, and quality of life in seniors...
- Effects of hatha yoga on well-being in healthy adults in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of IranNe Hadi
Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran
East Mediterr Health J 13:829-37. 2007There have been many studies on yoga and its effects on physical function, but less attention has been paid to self assessment of improvement in physical and mental health and well-being by yoga practitioners...
- Yoga for women with metastatic breast cancer: results from a pilot studyJames W Carson
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 33:331-41. 2007..This pilot/feasibility study examined a novel, yoga-based palliative intervention, the Yoga of Awareness Program, in a sample of women with MBC...
- Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national surveyGurjeet S Birdee
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1653-8. 2008There are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S.
- Stress management: a randomized study of cognitive behavioural therapy and yogaJens Granath
Department of Psychology and Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Cogn Behav Ther 35:3-10. 2006..However, no significant difference was found between the 2 programs. The results indicate that both cognitive behaviour therapy and yoga are promising stress management techniques.
- A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgiaJames W Carson
Department of Anesthesiology and Peri Operative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3011, USA
Pain 151:530-9. 2010..The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive yoga intervention on FM symptoms and coping...
- Effects of a yoga program on cortisol rhythm and mood states in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy: a randomized controlled trialH S Vadiraja
Department of Yoga Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India corrected
Integr Cancer Ther 8:37-46. 2009Objectives. This study compares the effects of an integrated yoga program with brief supportive therapy in breast cancer outpatients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy at a cancer center.
- Rapid stress reduction and anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a three-month intensive yoga programAndreas Michalsen
Department of Integrative and Internal Medicine V, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Chair of Complementary Medicine at the University Duisburg Essen, Germany
Med Sci Monit 11:CR555-561. 2005Emotional distress is an increasing public health problem and Hatha yoga has been claimed to induce stress reduction and empowerment in practicing subjects...
- Iyengar yoga for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knees: a pilot studySharon L Kolasinski
Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Altern Complement Med 11:689-93. 2005..program can be difficult for patients, and little is known about the benefits of alternative therapies such as yoga. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of using yoga in the tradition of B.K.S...
- Randomized controlled trial of yoga among a multiethnic sample of breast cancer patients: effects on quality of lifeAlyson B Moadel
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
J Clin Oncol 25:4387-95. 2007This study examines the impact of yoga, including physical poses, breathing, and meditation exercises, on quality of life (QOL), fatigue, distressed mood, and spiritual well-being among a multiethnic sample of breast cancer patients.
- Yoga for cancer patients and survivorsJulienne E Bower
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7076, USA
Cancer Control 12:165-71. 2005b>Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to improve physical and emotional well-being. Empirical research on yoga has been ongoing for several decades, including several recent studies conducted with cancer patients and survivors.
- Subjective Sleep Quality and hormonal modulation in long-term yoga practitionersFrancisca M Vera
Department of Psychobiology and Methodology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Malaga, Campus de Teatinos, Malaga, Spain
Biol Psychol 81:164-8. 2009b>Yoga represents a fascinating mind-body approach, wherein body movements (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation are integrated into a single multidimensional practice...
- Stress, inflammation, and yoga practiceJanice K Kiecolt-Glaser
Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Psychosom Med 72:113-21. 2010To address the mechanisms underlying hatha yoga's potential stress-reduction benefits, we compared inflammatory and endocrine responses of novice and expert yoga practitioners before, during, and after a restorative hatha yoga session, as ..
- Anxiolytic effects of a yoga program in early breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment: a randomized controlled trialM Raghavendra Rao
Departments of CAM, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology, Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India
Complement Ther Med 17:1-8. 2009This study compares the anxiolytic effects of a yoga program and supportive therapy in breast cancer outpatients undergoing conventional treatment at a cancer centre.
- Complications of yogaA S Kashyap
Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital (Southern Command, Pune 411 040, India
Emerg Med J 24:231. 2007
- Effects of an integrated yoga program in modulating psychological stress and radiation-induced genotoxic stress in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapyBirendranath Banerjee
Genome Stability Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Integr Cancer Ther 6:242-50. 2007Effects of an integrated yoga program in modulating perceived stress levels, anxiety, as well as depression levels and radiation-induced DNA damage were studied in 68 breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy...
- Kapalabhati pranayama: breath of fire or cause of pneumothorax? A case reportDerek B Johnson
Department of Surgery, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
Chest 125:1951-2. 2004..a 29-year-old healthy woman who presented to the emergency department with a spontaneous pneumothorax caused by a yoga breathing technique called Kapalabhati pranayama, or breath of fire...
- Effect of Iyengar yoga therapy for chronic low back painKimberly Anne Williams
Dept Community Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Pain 115:107-17. 2005..A randomized control trial was conducted in subjects with non-specific chronic low back pain comparing Iyengar yoga therapy to an educational control group. Both programs were 16 weeks long...
- Effect of rosary prayer and yoga mantras on autonomic cardiovascular rhythms: comparative studyL Bernardi
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
BMJ 323:1446-9. 2001To test whether rhythmic formulas such as the rosary and yoga mantras can synchronise and reinforce inherent cardiovascular rhythms and modify baroreflex sensitivity.
- Effects of yoga on inflammation and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failurePaula R Pullen
Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Card Fail 14:407-13. 2008..b>Yoga combines physical and breathing exercises that may benefit patients with HF...
- Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on subjective well-beingRatna Sharma
Integral Health Clinic, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 52:123-31. 2008b>Yoga is assuming importance in improving mental health and quality of life in the treatment of a number of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders...
- Body awareness, eating attitudes, and spiritual beliefs of women practicing yogaK A Dittmann
Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA
Eat Disord 17:273-92. 2009This research evaluated attitudes about body image and eating in women practicing postural yoga. Study 1 described scores from questionnaires on variables related to body awareness, intuitive eating, spirituality, and reasons for ..
- Antidepressant efficacy and hormonal effects of Sudarshana Kriya Yoga (SKY) in alcohol dependent individualsA Vedamurthachar
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
J Affect Disord 94:249-53. 2006BACKGROUND: Sudarshana Kriya Yoga (SKY) has demonstrable antidepressant effects. SKY was tested for this effect in inpatients of alcohol dependence...
- Restorative yoga for women with breast cancer: findings from a randomized pilot studySuzanne C Danhauer
Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
Psychooncology 18:360-8. 2009Restorative yoga (RY) is a gentle type of yoga that may be beneficial for cancer patients and post-treatment survivors...
- A pilot study of yoga for breast cancer survivors: physical and psychological benefitsS Nicole Culos-Reed
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Psychooncology 15:891-7. 2006..g. fatigue, nausea), and improving overall well-being and quality of life. The purpose of the present pilot study was to examine the physical and psychological benefits afforded by a 7-week yoga program for cancer survivors.
- Effects of yoga on depression and anxiety of womenM Javnbakht
Psychiatry Department of Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch 22 Bahman Hospital, Mashhad, Iran
Complement Ther Clin Pract 15:102-4. 2009b>Yoga has often been perceived as a method of stress management tool that can assist in alleviating depression and anxiety disorders...
- The effects of yoga on hypertensive persons in ThailandRuth McCaffrey
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
Holist Nurs Pract 19:173-80. 2005To determine the effectiveness of a yoga program on blood pressure and stress, a group of hypertensive patients in Thailand were studied, with the experimental group showing significantly decreased mean stress scores and blood pressure, ..
- Post traumatic stress symptoms and heart rate variability in Bihar flood survivors following yoga: a randomized controlled studyShirley Telles
Department of Yoga Research, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Delhi Haridwar Highway Haridwar 249402, India
BMC Psychiatry 10:18. 2010An earlier study showed that a week of yoga practice was useful in stress management after a natural calamity...
- Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on state and trait anxietyNidhi Gupta
Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 50:41-7. 2006..aim of the study was to study the short-term impact of a comprehensive but brief lifestyle intervention, based on yoga, on anxiety levels in normal and diseased subjects...
- A randomized trial of yoga for adolescents with irritable bowel syndromeLeora Kuttner
University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. kuttner @sfu.ca
Pain Res Manag 11:217-23. 2006..Mind-body approaches such as yoga have been recommended as interventions for patients with IBS...
- Effect of a gentle Iyengar yoga program on gait in the elderly: an exploratory studyMargarete DiBenedetto
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 22908, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1830-7. 2005OBJECTIVE: To determine if a tailored yoga program could improve age-related changes in hip extension, stride length, and associated indices of gait function in healthy elders, changes that have been linked to increased risk for falls, ..
- Hatha yoga for depression: critical review of the evidence for efficacy, plausible mechanisms of action, and directions for future researchLisa A Uebelacker
Brown University School of Medicine and Butler Hospital 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
J Psychiatr Pract 16:22-33. 2010The purpose of this article is to review the evidence for the efficacy of hatha yoga for depression and possible mechanisms by which yoga may have an impact on depression, and to outline directions for future research.
- Improvement in hand grip strength in normal volunteers and rheumatoid arthritis patients following yoga trainingM Dash
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, No. # 9, 1st Main, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-560 018
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 45:355-60. 2001The present study aimed at assessing the effects of a set of yoga practices on normal adults (n = 37), children (n = 86), and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 20)...
- Restorative yoga for women with ovarian or breast cancer: findings from a pilot studySuzanne C Danhauer
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
J Soc Integr Oncol 6:47-58. 2008b>Yoga has demonstrated benefit in healthy individuals and those with various health conditions. There are, however, few systematic studies to support the development of yoga interventions for cancer patients...
- Yoga therapy as an add-on treatment in the management of patients with schizophrenia--a randomized controlled trialG Duraiswamy
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560029, India
Acta Psychiatr Scand 116:226-32. 2007Treatment of schizophrenia has remained unsatisfactory despite the availability of antipsychotics. This study examined the efficacy of yoga therapy (YT) as an add-on treatment to the ongoing antipsychotic treatment.
- Restorative yoga in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled pilot trialBeth E Cohen
Department of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 6:223-9. 2008Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Yoga improves some metabolic parameters, but it has not been studied in persons with metabolic syndrome...
- A nonrandomized non-naive comparative study of the effects of kapalabhati and breath awareness on event-related potentials in trained yoga practitionersMeesha Joshi
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India
J Altern Complement Med 15:281-5. 2009The study was conducted to compare the P300 event-related potentials recorded before and after (1) high-frequency yoga breathing (HFYB) and (2) breath awareness.
- A review of the literature examining the physiological processes underlying the therapeutic benefits of Hatha yogaKaren D Dunn
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Adv Mind Body Med 23:10-8. 2008An estimated 7.4 million Americans currently practice Hatha yoga. Moreover, 64% of individuals who practice yoga report doing so for well-being...
- Effect of integrated yoga on stress and heart rate variability in pregnant womenMaharana Satyapriya
Division of Yoga and Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 104:218-22. 2009To study the effect of integrated yoga practice and guided yogic relaxation on both perceived stress and measured autonomic response in healthy pregnant women.
- Urinary incontinence among group fitness instructors including yoga and pilates teachersKari Bø
Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Neurourol Urodyn 30:370-3. 2011..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of UI among female group fitness instructors, including Pilates and yoga teachers.
- Community based yoga classes for type 2 diabetes: an exploratory randomised controlled trialLana Skoro-Kondza
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 9:33. 2009b>Yoga is a popular therapy for diabetes but its efficacy is contested...
- Question & answer: yoga in the treatment of disordered eating and body image disturbance: how can the practice of yoga be helpful in recovery from an eating disorder?Robin Boudette
Princeton University, Princeton, and Four Winds Yoga Studio, Penningtion, New Jersey, USA
Eat Disord 14:167-70. 2006
- Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long-term depressed mood: a randomized pilot trialLisa D Butler
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 571, USA
J Clin Psychol 64:806-20. 2008This randomized pilot study investigated the effects of meditation with yoga (and psychoeducation) versus group therapy with hypnosis (and psychoeducation) versus psychoeducation alone on diagnostic status and symptom levels among 46 ..
- Integrating yoga into cancer careSusan A DiStasio
Connecticut Oncology Hematology Associates, Torrington
Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:125-30. 2008Although yoga has been practiced in Eastern culture for thousands of years as part of life philosophy, classes in the United States only recently have been offered to people with cancer...
- The effectiveness of yoga for the improvement of well-being and resilience to stress in the workplaceNed Hartfiel
Dru Education Centre, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Bethesda, United Kingdom
Scand J Work Environ Health 37:70-6. 2011..This study examined the effectiveness of yoga in enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress among university employees.
- Effects of yoga program on quality of life and affect in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy: a randomized controlled trialH S Vadiraja
Department of Yoga Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India
Complement Ther Med 17:274-80. 2009This study compares the effects of an integrated yoga program with brief supportive therapy in breast cancer outpatients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy at a cancer centre.
- Effects of yoga on natural killer cell counts in early breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment. Comment to: recreational music-making modulates natural killer cell activity, cytokines, and mood states in corporate employees Masatada WachiRaghavendra M Rao
Med Sci Monit 14:LE3-4. 2008
- Yoga lifestyle intervention reduces blood pressure in HIV-infected adults with cardiovascular disease risk factorsW T Cade
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 4940 Parkview Place, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
HIV Med 11:379-88. 2010..We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled study to evaluate whether a yoga lifestyle intervention improves CVD risk factors, virological or immunological status, or quality of life (QOL) in ..
- Modulation of cardiac autonomic balance with adjuvant yoga therapy in patients with refractory epilepsyT N Sathyaprabha
Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Epilepsy Behav 12:245-52. 2008The practice of yoga regulates body physiology through control of posture, breathing, and meditation...
- Effects of an integrated yoga programme on chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis in breast cancer patientsR M Raghavendra
Department of Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:462-74. 2007This study examined the effect of an integrated yoga programme on chemotherapy-related nausea and emesis in early operable breast cancer outpatients...
- The 'world of yoga': the production and reproduction of therapeutic landscapesAnne Cécile Hoyez
Department of Geography, Université de Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne, Campus Villejean, Place du Recteur Henri Le Moal, 35043 Rennes Cedex, France
Soc Sci Med 65:112-24. 2007b>Yoga is becoming more and more fashionable all around the world. This activity, partly considered as therapeutic, reveals contemporary ways of producing global practices...
- Reduced hypoxic ventilatory response with preserved blood oxygenation in yoga trainees and Himalayan Buddhist monks at altitude: evidence of a different adaptive strategy?Luciano Bernardi
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia and IRCCS Ospedale S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
Eur J Appl Physiol 99:511-8. 2007b>Yoga induces long-term changes in respiratory function and control. We tested whether it represents a successful strategy for high-altitude adaptation...
- Effect of short term yoga practice on ventilatory function testsK Makwana
Department of Physiology, M G M Medical College, Indore
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 32:202-8. 1988Twentyfive normal male volunteers undergoing a ten weeks course in the practice of yoga have been studied by some parameters of ventilatory functions tests...
- Randomized controlled trial of yoga and exercise in multiple sclerosisB S Oken
Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
Neurology 62:2058-64. 2004To determine the effect of yoga and of aerobic exercise on cognitive function, fatigue, mood, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Effect of yoga training on handgrip, respiratory pressures and pulmonary functionLakshmi Jatiya
Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 006
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 47:387-92. 2003Although there are a number of reports on the effect of yoga training on pulmonary functions, very few studies have been undertaken on the effect of yoga training on respiratory pressures and handgrip endurance...
- Immediate effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on performance in a letter-cancellation taskS P Sarang
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, No 19 K G Nagar, Bangalore 560 019, India
Percept Mot Skills 105:379-85. 2007..cancellation task was assessed with 69 male volunteers, ages 18 to 48 years, immediately before and after two yoga-based relaxation techniques and a control session of equal duration...
- Improvement of glutathione and total antioxidant status with yogaSanchari Sinha
Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi, India
J Altern Complement Med 13:1085-90. 2007Several studies suggest that yoga can decrease oxidative stress. However reports are scanty regarding whether yoga training can improve the glutathione level of individual...
- Psychological aspects of asthmaPaul Lehrer
Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
J Consult Clin Psychol 70:691-711. 2002..Other promising psychological interventions as adjuncts to medical treatment include training in symptom perception, stress management, hypnosis, yoga, and several biofeedback procedures.
- An evidence-based solution for minimizing stress and anger in nursing studentsMaria R Shirey
Shirey and Associates, Evansville, Indiana, USA
J Nurs Educ 46:568-71. 2007..Common sources and manifestations of anger in nursing students are presented, and one evidence-based solution--mindfulness-based-stress reduction--is discussed...
- A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stressLynn C Waelde
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
J Clin Psychol 60:677-87. 2004..dementia patient family caregivers (eight Latinas and four Caucasians) participated in a six-session manualized yoga-meditation program (called Inner Resources) designed to help caregivers cope with stress...
- Effects of mindful and non-mindful exercises on people with depression: a systematic reviewHector W H Tsang
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Br J Clin Psychol 47:303-22. 2008..The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of mindful and non-mindful physical exercises as an intervention in managing depression or depressive symptoms based on a systematic literature review...
- Complementary and alternative medicine for sleep disturbances in older adultsNalaka S Gooneratne
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Clin Geriatr Med 24:121-38, viii. 2008..3) Several other modalities, such as Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, and meditation have improved sleep parameters in a limited number of early trials...
- Changes in middle latency auditory evoked potentials during meditationShirley Telles
Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Eknath Bhavan, No 19, Near Gavipuram Circle, K G Nagar, Bangalore 560 019, India
Psychol Rep 94:398-400. 2004In the present study of middle latency auditory evoked potentials during Brahmakumaris Raja Yoga meditation there was a decrease in the peak latency of the Na wave (a negative wave between 14 and 19 msec.) during meditation...
- The effectiveness of Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, and Reiki healing sessions in promoting health and enhancing problem solving abilities of registered nursesBonnie Raingruber
University of California Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 28:1141-55. 2007Given the current necessity of retaining qualified nurses, a self-care program consisting of Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation classes, and Reiki healing sessions was designed for a university-based hospital...
- Effects of Hatha yoga and Omkar meditation on cardiorespiratory performance, psychologic profile, and melatonin secretionKasiganesan Harinath
Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Timarpur, Delhi, India
J Altern Complement Med 10:261-8. 2004To evaluate effects of Hatha yoga and Omkar meditation on cardiorespiratory performance, psychologic profile, and melatonin secretion.
- Concentrative meditation enhances preattentive processing: a mismatch negativity studyNarayanan Srinivasan
Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
Neuroreport 18:1709-12. 2007..Sudarshan Kriya Yoga meditation is a yogic exercise practiced in an ordered sequence beginning with breathing exercises, and ending with ..
- Prospective study of new participants in a community-based mind-body training programSung W Lee
Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:760-5. 2004Mind-body practices such as yoga are widely popular, but little is known about how such exercises impact health-related quality of life.
- Mindfulness meditation: a path of transformation & healingMary Jane Ott
Pain and Palliative Care Program, and Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 42:22-9. 2004..This practice allows individuals to become compassionate witnesses to their own experiences, to avoid making premature decisions, and to be open to new possibilities, transformation, and healing...
- Mind-body interventions for chronic pain in older adults: a structured reviewNatalia E Morone
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pain Med 8:359-75. 2007..We conducted a structured review of eight mind-body interventions for older adults with chronic nonmalignant pain...
- Effects of yoga and meditation on clinical and biochemical parameters of metabolic syndromeDeepali Khatri
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:e9-10. 2007
- An introduction to Kundalini yoga meditation techniques that are specific for the treatment of psychiatric disordersDavid S Shannahoff-Khalsa
The Research Group for Mind Body Dynamics, Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 0402, USA
J Altern Complement Med 10:91-101. 2004The ancient system of Kundalini yoga includes a vast array of meditation techniques and many were discovered to be specific for treating the psychiatric disorders as we know them today...
- Cardiorespiratory and metabolic changes during yoga sessions: the effects of respiratory exercises and meditation practicesMarcello Arias Dias Danucalov
Unidade de Medicina Comportamental, Depto de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Rua Napoleao de Barros, 925, CEP 04024 002 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 33:77-81. 2008..in cardiorespiratory and metabolic intensity brought about by the practice of pranayamas (breathing exercises of yoga) and meditation during the same hatha-yoga session...
- Mind-body interventions during pregnancyAmy E Beddoe
School of Nursing, San Jose State University, CA 95192 0057, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 37:165-75. 2008..To examine published evidence on the effectiveness of mind-body interventions during pregnancy on perceived stress, mood, and perinatal outcomes...
- Disease prevention and health promotion in the aging with a traditional system of natural medicine: Maharishi Vedic MedicineRobert H Schneider
Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, USA
J Aging Health 14:57-78. 2002....
- Non-linear dynamic complexity of the human EEG during meditationL I Aftanas
Psychophysiology Laboratory, State Research Institute of Physiology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Timakova Str 4, 630117, Novosibirsk, Russia
Neurosci Lett 330:143-6. 2002We used non-linear analysis to investigate the dynamical properties underlying the EEG in the model of Sahaja Yoga meditation...
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction and healthcare utilization in the inner city: preliminary findingsBeth Roth
Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and the Department of Public Health in San Francisco, Calif, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 8:60-2, 64-6. 2002..The present study examined inner-city patients' healthcare utilization before and after an MBSR intervention...
- Complementary and alternative medicine in asthma: do they work?Claudia Steurer-Stey
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Policlinic, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 132:338-44. 2002..An increasing number of patients with asthma are attracted by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Therefore, it is of importance that scientific evidence about the efficacy of this type of therapy is regarded...
- Effect of meditation on respiratory system, cardiovascular system and lipid profileRashmi Vyas
Department of Physiology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad-380 016
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 46:487-91. 2002In this study, respiratory functions, cardiovascular parameters and lipid profile of those practicing Raja Yoga meditation (short and long term meditators) were compared with those of nonmediators...
- [Changes in cortical activity during altered state of consciousness: study of meditation by high resolution EEG]L I Aftanas
Fiziol Cheloveka 29:18-27. 2003
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress, and immune parameters in breast and prostate cancer outpatientsLinda E Carlson
Department Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Psychosom Med 65:571-81. 2003....
- Progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, and ABC relaxation theoryM Matsumoto
Roosevelt University Stress Institute, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
J Clin Psychol 57:1551-7. 2001..A delayed and potentially reinforcing aftereffect emerged for PMR only after five weeks of training--increased levels of Mental Quiet and Joy. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed...
- Yoga: an adjunct to infertility treatmentHari Kaur Khalsa
West Medford, MA 02155, USA
Fertil Steril 80:46-51. 2003b>Yoga and meditation can help women experiencing the challenges of infertility...
- Progressive muscle relaxation, yoga stretching, and ABC relaxation theoryShahyad Ghoncheh
Roosevelt University Stress Institute, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
J Clin Psychol 60:131-6. 2004This study compared the psychological effects of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and yoga stretching (hatha) exercises. Forty participants were randomly divided into two groups and taught PMR or yoga stretching exercises...
- The effect of a six-week program of yoga and meditation on brachial artery reactivity: do psychosocial interventions affect vascular tone?Satish Sivasankaran
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610, USA
Clin Cardiol 29:393-8. 2006..Chronic stress is estimated to increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events two-fold. Although stress reduction has been linked to a reduction in CV events, little is known regarding its exact mechanism of benefit...
- Is prenatal childbirth preparation effective in decreasing adverse maternal and neonatal response to labor? A nested case-control studyHyun Hee Kim
Department of Nursing, Cheil Hospital and Women s Health care Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Acta Biomed 79:18-22. 2008Sophrology, based on a combination of Western relaxation therapy and Eastern yoga and meditation might decrease maternal stress during labor...
- Ayurveda for diabetes mellitus: a review of the biomedical literatureCharles Elder
Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 10:44-50. 2004..offers a review of the English language literature related to Ayurveda and diabetes care, encompassing herbs, diet, yoga, and meditation as modalities that are accessible and acceptable to Western clinicians and patients...
- Interoceptive awareness in experienced meditatorsSahib S Khalsa
Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Psychophysiology 45:671-7. 2008..These results provide evidence against the notion that practicing attention to internal body sensations, a core feature of meditation, enhances the ability to sense the heartbeat at rest...
- A pilot study comparing the effects of mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral stress reductionBruce W Smith
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 85131 1161, USA
J Altern Complement Med 14:251-8. 2008..The objective of this pilot study was to compare the effects of two mind-body interventions: mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral stress reduction (CBSR)...
- A randomised comparative trial of yoga and relaxation to reduce stress and anxietyCaroline Smith
Centre for Allied Health Evidence, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Complement Ther Med 15:77-83. 2007To compare yoga and relaxation as treatment modalities at 10 and 16 weeks from study baseline to determine if either of modality reduces subject stress, anxiety, blood pressure and improve quality of life.
- Evaluating a yogic breathing and meditation intervention for individuals living with HIV/AIDSAlison Brazier
Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, The Art of Living Foundation, British Columbia, Canada
Am J Health Promot 20:192-5. 2006..To assess the effectiveness of a group program aimed at improving well-being among individuals living with HIV/AIDS...
- Complementary treatments for tobacco cessation: a surveyAmit Sood
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 8:767-71. 2006..CAM treatments most commonly perceived to be efficacious were yoga, relaxation, meditation, and massage therapy...
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as supportive therapy in cancer care: systematic reviewJoanna E Smith
Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, UK
J Adv Nurs 52:315-27. 2005..Further research into its efficacy, feasibility and safety for cancer patients in the nursing context is recommended...
- Sudarshan Kriya yogic breathing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression: part I-neurophysiologic modelRichard P Brown
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
J Altern Complement Med 11:189-201. 2005..A neurophysiologic model of yogic breathing proposes to integrate research on yoga with polyvagal theory, vagal stimulation, hyperventilation, and clinical observations...
- Lifestyle Modification and blood Pressure Study (LIMBS)Debbie L Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010Hypertension prevalence continues to increase in the United States. Yoga, a form of mind body therapy has become increasingly popular in the United States and represents an alternative to drug therapy...
- Cardiovascular Effects of lyengar YogaRaymond Townsend; Fiscal Year: 2006..However, mind-body therapies (MBT) such as mediation and yoga are gaining popularity in managing elevations in blood pressure...
- Morgan State University-Public Health Program-CAM Research Training Program (InstYvonne Bronner; Fiscal Year: 2007..To date MSU-PHP CAM Fellows have investigated the relationship of Yoga to hypertension, black tea and lipid excretion, concordance of practitioner/patient beliefs on CAM treatment ..
- Academic Career Development in CAM Research and EducationROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2007..with low income populations, my first specific aim is to conduct a randomized controlled feasibility trial of hatha yoga classes versus a wait list control group for 30 low income English and Spanish speaking individuals with chronic ..
- Massage Therapy In Eccentric Exercise Induced Muscle Weakness And InflammationThomas Best; Fiscal Year: 2009..numbers of people have turned to alternative approaches including myofacial release, massage, acupuncture, and yoga. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, http://www.amtamassage...
- Massage Therapy In Eccentric Exercise Induced Muscle Weakness And InflammationTHOMAS MICHAEL BEST; Fiscal Year: 2010..numbers of people have turned to alternative approaches including myofacial release, massage, acupuncture, and yoga. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, http://www.amtamassage...
- Safe & Effective Yoga Prescription for Older Adults: Biomechanical ConsiderationsGeorge Salem; Fiscal Year: 2009..S. Department of Health & Human Services and the National Recreation & Park Association both recommend Yoga as a form of total-solution exercise for older adults, capable of providing cardiovascular fitness, resistance ..
- Quantification of Outcome Measures for Mind Body InterventionsHerbert Benson; Fiscal Year: 2010..these issues with a randomized controlled trial of an 8-week intervention with three treatment arms of meditation, yoga and a stress-education behavioral placebo control in normal, healthy subjects with moderate to severe perceived ..
- MBSR Intervention to reduce stress in AD caregiversLisa Fredman; Fiscal Year: 2007Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a mind-body technique that incorporates mindfulness meditation, yoga, and cognitive reappraisal with the goal of self-managing the psychological and physical distress resulting from stress, as ..
- A Wirelss Wearable System to Measure Adherence to Mind-Body Study ProtocolsPaul Gibson; Fiscal Year: 2007..torso motion and compare it to stored reference profiles to evaluate adherence to body movement protocols such as yoga, meditation postures, and tai chi...
- A New Translational Tool for Studying the Role of Breathing in Meditation.Margaret Ann Chesney; Fiscal Year: 2009Breathing exercises, alone or as a component of mind-body interventions such as meditation and yoga, have potential for amelioration of a wide range of acute and chronic disorders...
- Yoga, Health, and MeditationFrederick Hecht; Fiscal Year: 2004The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) and the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) propose to create an international collaboration for research on the health effects of yoga...
- Prenatal Depression and a Yoga InterventionTiffany M Field; Fiscal Year: 2010..Inasmuch as yoga, like massage, stimulates pressure receptors, it might be expected to have effects and underlying mechanisms that ..
- Complementary and Integrative Medicine Training ProgramMary Charlson; Fiscal Year: 2007..bio-organic extracts); and psychobiological medicine (meditation, social support, guided imagery, spirituality, yoga, tai chi, and aerobic exercise)...
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Myocardial IschemiaDavid Sheps; Fiscal Year: 2007..Further, some studies have reported positive results with coronary risk factors using meditation and yoga. Current clinical meditation literature suggests that a mindfulness meditation based stress reduction program (i.e...
- Effects of Energy Healers on AtherosclerosisJoan Fox; Fiscal Year: 2003..There is growing interest in the use of interventional programs that include practices such as meditation and yoga that are based on Eastern spiritual philosophies...
- Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome (RHYTHMS) studyAlka Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2009..b>Yoga is an ancient self-awareness system that combines the use of body postures, breathing, and mental focus...
- Efficacy of Yoga for Self-Management of Dyspnea in COPDVirginia Carrieri Kohlman; Fiscal Year: 2003..b>Yoga practice is a complementary therapy that people use to manage their dyspnea...
- Yoga for the Management of HIV-Metabolic SyndromesKevin Yarasheski; Fiscal Year: 2007..The ancient practice of a Yoga lifestyle has been re-popularized as a complementary, non-traditional treatment for metabolic, anthropomorphic, and ..
- Breast Cancer Survivors: Physical Activity, Inflammation, Fatigue, and DistressJanice Kiecolt Glaser; Fiscal Year: 2007..clinical trial, building on preliminary studies that have demonstrated anti-inflammatory changes associated with yoga. A total of 200 stage I, II, and Ilia breast cancer survivors will be recruited, ages 40 and older; the women will ..
- Primary Care Treatment for Overweight Adolescent FemalesVictor Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007..The activity portion of our intervention includes a yoga-based component to promote body awareness in a no threatening manner for overweight adolescents...