yoga

Summary

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)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effect of yoga on cardiovascular system in subjects above 40 years
    Jyotsana R Bharshankar
    Department of Physiology, Govt Medical College, Nagpur
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 47:202-6. 2003
  2. pmc Effect of 3-month yoga on oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes with or without complications: a controlled clinical trial
    Shreelaxmi V Hegde
    Department of Biochemistry, Srinivas Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    Diabetes Care 34:2208-10. 2011
  3. pmc Restorative yoga for women with breast cancer: findings from a randomized pilot study
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
    Psychooncology 18:360-8. 2009
  4. ncbi An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary intervention for patients with cancer
    Kelly B Smith
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, 62 Arch Street, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 18:465-75. 2009
  5. ncbi A pilot study of yoga for breast cancer survivors: physical and psychological benefits
    S Nicole Culos-Reed
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Psychooncology 15:891-7. 2006
  6. ncbi Effect of Iyengar yoga practice on fatigue and diurnal salivary cortisol concentration in breast cancer survivors
    Jacquelyn Banasik
    College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington 99210 1495, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 23:135-42. 2011
  7. ncbi Randomized controlled trial of yoga among a multiethnic sample of breast cancer patients: effects on quality of life
    Alyson B Moadel
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:4387-95. 2007
  8. ncbi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:450-60. 2013
  9. ncbi Yoga for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:1068-83. 2013
  10. ncbi Effects of yoga interventions on pain and pain-associated disability: a meta-analysis
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain 13:1-9. 2012

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  1. ncbi Effect of yoga on cardiovascular system in subjects above 40 years
    Jyotsana R Bharshankar
    Department of Physiology, Govt Medical College, Nagpur
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 47:202-6. 2003
    This study was conducted to examine the effect of yoga on cardiovascular function in subjects above 40 yrs of age...
  2. pmc Effect of 3-month yoga on oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes with or without complications: a controlled clinical trial
    Shreelaxmi V Hegde
    Department of Biochemistry, Srinivas Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    Diabetes Care 34:2208-10. 2011
    To assess the effect of yoga on anthropometry, blood pressure, glycemic control, and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients on standard care in comparison with standard care alone.
  3. pmc Restorative yoga for women with breast cancer: findings from a randomized pilot study
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
    Psychooncology 18:360-8. 2009
    Restorative yoga (RY) is a gentle type of yoga that may be beneficial for cancer patients and post-treatment survivors...
  4. ncbi An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary intervention for patients with cancer
    Kelly B Smith
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, 62 Arch Street, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 18:465-75. 2009
    To conduct an evidence-based review of yoga as an intervention for patients with cancer. Specifically, this paper reviewed the impact of yoga on psychological adjustment among cancer patients.
  5. ncbi A pilot study of yoga for breast cancer survivors: physical and psychological benefits
    S 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.
  6. ncbi Effect of Iyengar yoga practice on fatigue and diurnal salivary cortisol concentration in breast cancer survivors
    Jacquelyn Banasik
    College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington 99210 1495, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 23:135-42. 2011
    To examine the effect of regular Iyengar yoga practice on measures of self-perceived psychosocial function and diurnal salivary cortisol secretion in stage II-IV breast cancer survivors (n = 18).
  7. ncbi Randomized controlled trial of yoga among a multiethnic sample of breast cancer patients: effects on quality of life
    Alyson B Moadel
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:4387-95. 2007
    This 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.
  8. ncbi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:450-60. 2013
    To systematically review and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain.
  9. ncbi Yoga for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:1068-83. 2013
    Mind-body medical interventions are commonly used to cope with depression and yoga is one of the most commonly used mind-body interventions...
  10. ncbi Effects of yoga interventions on pain and pain-associated disability: a meta-analysis
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain 13:1-9. 2012
    We searched databases for controlled clinical studies, and performed a meta-analysis on the effectiveness of yoga interventions on pain and associated disability...
  11. ncbi Effects of a yoga program on cortisol rhythm and mood states in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
    H S Vadiraja
    Department of Yoga Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India corrected
    Integr Cancer Ther 8:37-46. 2009
    Objectives. 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.
  12. ncbi A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression
    Alison Woolery
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:60-3. 2004
    b>Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited.
  13. ncbi Yoga for depression: the research evidence
    Karen Pilkington
    Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, UK
    J Affect Disord 89:13-24. 2005
    b>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.
  14. pmc Effect of rosary prayer and yoga mantras on autonomic cardiovascular rhythms: comparative study
    L Bernardi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    BMJ 323:1446-9. 2001
    To test whether rhythmic formulas such as the rosary and yoga mantras can synchronise and reinforce inherent cardiovascular rhythms and modify baroreflex sensitivity.
  15. ncbi Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on subjective well-being
    Ratna Sharma
    Integral Health Clinic, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 52:123-31. 2008
    b>Yoga is assuming importance in improving mental health and quality of life in the treatment of a number of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders...
  16. ncbi Effects of yoga program on quality of life and affect in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
    H S Vadiraja
    Department of Yoga Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India
    Complement Ther Med 17:274-80. 2009
    This study compares the effects of an integrated yoga program with brief supportive therapy in breast cancer outpatients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy at a cancer centre.
  17. ncbi Psychological adjustment and sleep quality in a randomized trial of the effects of a Tibetan yoga intervention in patients with lymphoma
    Lorenzo 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 ..
  18. ncbi Effects of an integrated yoga program in modulating psychological stress and radiation-induced genotoxic stress in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy
    Birendranath Banerjee
    Genome Stability Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Integr Cancer Ther 6:242-50. 2007
    Effects 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...
  19. ncbi Effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric-acid, and allostasis in epilepsy, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder
    C C Streeter
    Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Med Hypotheses 78:571-9. 2012
    A theory is proposed to explain the benefits of yoga practices in diverse, frequently comorbid medical conditions based on the concept that yoga practices reduce allostatic load in stress response systems such that optimal homeostasis is ..
  20. pmc Yoga for anxiety: a systematic review of the research evidence
    G Kirkwood
    Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 39:884-91; discussion 891. 2005
    Between March and June 2004, a systematic review was carried out of the research evidence on the effectiveness of yoga for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders. Eight studies were reviewed...
  21. ncbi A modified yoga-based exercise program in hemodialysis patients: a randomized controlled study
    M Yurtkuran
    Uludag University Medical Faculty, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Atatürk Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation Center, PK 16080 Kükürtlü, Bursa, Turkey
    Complement Ther Med 15:164-71. 2007
    To evaluate the effects of a yoga-based exercise program on pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and biochemical markers in hemodialysis patients.
  22. ncbi Effect of yoga therapy on facial emotion recognition deficits, symptoms and functioning in patients with schizophrenia
    R V Behere
    Departments of Psychiatry Psychiatric Social Work Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, Bangalore, India
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 123:147-53. 2011
    ..Treatments to improve these deficits in antipsychotic-stabilized patients have not been well studied. Yoga therapy has been described to improve functioning in various domains in schizophrenia; however, its effect on FERD ..
  23. ncbi Effects of Hatha yoga and African dance on perceived stress, affect, and salivary cortisol
    Jeremy West
    Reed College, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:114-8. 2004
    Dance and yoga have been shown to produce improvements in psychological well-being.
  24. pmc Community based yoga classes for type 2 diabetes: an exploratory randomised controlled trial
    Lana Skoro-Kondza
    Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:33. 2009
    b>Yoga is a popular therapy for diabetes but its efficacy is contested...
  25. ncbi Pilot evaluation of an Iyengar yoga program for breast cancer survivors
    Amy E Speed-Andrews
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 33:369-81. 2010
    ..Preliminary findings suggest yoga can improve quality of life (QoL) in breast cancer survivors, but few studies have focused on Iyengar yoga (IY).
  26. ncbi Yoga-based intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized trial
    M 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...
  27. ncbi Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficacy of Iyengar yoga therapy on chronic low back pain
    Kimberly Williams
    Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2066-76. 2009
    The effectiveness and efficacy of Iyengar yoga for chronic low back pain (CLBP) were assessed with intention-to-treat and per-protocol analysis...
  28. ncbi Effect of yoga on arrhythmia burden, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the YOGA My Heart Study
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:1177-82. 2013
    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of yoga on atrial fibrillation (AF) burden, quality of life (QoL), depression, and anxiety scores.
  29. ncbi Yoga for asthma? A systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Paul Posadzki
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    J Asthma 48:632-9. 2011
    The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment option for asthma.
  30. ncbi Effects of yoga exercise on serum adiponectin and metabolic syndrome factors in obese postmenopausal women
    Jeong Ah Lee
    Department of Physical Education, Kyungsung University, Busan, South Korea
    Menopause 19:296-301. 2012
    Regular and continuous yoga exercise is one of the most important nonpharmacological methods of improving serum lipid concentrations, adipose tissue, and metabolic syndrome factors...
  31. ncbi "I'm more in balance": a qualitative study of yoga for patients with chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 19:536-42. 2013
    This study investigated the perceived influence of yoga on body perception and psychosocial aspects of life for patients with chronic neck pain.
  32. pmc Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national survey
    Gurjeet 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. 2008
    There are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S.
  33. ncbi Yoga in schizophrenia: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    D Vancampfort
    University Psychiatric Centre Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, campus Kortenberg, Belgium
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:12-20. 2012
    The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary treatment on general psychopathology, positive and negative symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQL) for people with schizophrenia...
  34. ncbi The effects of yoga on anxiety and stress
    Amber W Li
    St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
    Altern Med Rev 17:21-35. 2012
    ..Efforts are underway to find non-pharmacologic therapies to relieve stress and anxiety, and yoga is one option for which results are promising...
  35. pmc Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:412. 2012
    Many breast cancer patients and survivors use yoga to cope with their disease...
  36. pmc Randomized controlled pilot trial of yoga in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: effects on quality of life and anthropometric measures
    Alyson J Littman
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:267-77. 2012
    To obtain estimates of time to recruit the study sample, retention, facility-based class attendance and home practice for a study of yoga in breast cancer survivors, and its efficacy on fatigue, quality of life (QOL), and weight change.
  37. ncbi The effects of yoga on mood in psychiatric inpatients
    Roberta Lavey
    Rehabilitation Services at New Hampshire Hospital, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 28:399-402. 2005
    The effects of yoga on mood were examined in 13 psychiatric inpatients at New Hampshire Hospital. Participants completed the Profile of Mood States (POMS) prior to and following participation in a yoga class...
  38. ncbi Effect of Sahaj Yoga on neuro-cognitive functions in patients suffering from major depression
    V K Sharma
    Department of Physiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 50:375-83. 2006
    Cognitive functions are impaired in Major Depression. Studies on the effects of Yoga on cognitive functions have shown improvement in memory, vigilance and anxiety levels...
  39. ncbi Yoga of Awareness program for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: results from a randomized trial
    James W Carson
    Department of Anesthesiology and Peri Operative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:1301-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this preliminary, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a yoga intervention on menopausal symptoms in a sample of survivors of early-stage breast cancer (stages IA-IIB).
  40. ncbi Anxiolytic effects of a yoga program in early breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment: a randomized controlled trial
    M Raghavendra Rao
    Departments of CAM, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology, Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India
    Complement Ther Med 17:1-8. 2009
    This study compares the anxiolytic effects of a yoga program and supportive therapy in breast cancer outpatients undergoing conventional treatment at a cancer centre.
  41. ncbi Yoga for chronic low back pain: a randomized trial
    Helen E Tilbrook
    University of York, Heslington, United Kingdom
    Ann Intern Med 155:569-78. 2011
    Previous studies indicate that yoga may be an effective treatment for chronic or recurrent low back pain.
  42. ncbi Yoga in stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review and results of a pilot study
    Holly Lynton
    Continuum Center for Health and Healing, New York, New York, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 14:1-8. 2007
    This article presents a systematic review of the literature pertaining to the use of yoga in stroke rehabilitation...
  43. ncbi Impact of relaxation training according to Yoga In Daily Life® system on perceived stress after breast cancer surgery
    Tine Kovacic
    Centre for Education, Work and Care Dobrna, Dobrna, Slovenia
    Integr Cancer Ther 10:16-26. 2011
    ..pilot study was to gather information on the immediate and short-term effects of relaxation training according to Yoga In Daily Life(®) (YIDL) system on the psychological distress of breast cancer patients...
  44. ncbi Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot study
    Subhadra 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...
  45. ncbi Risk indices associated with the insulin resistance syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and possible protection with yoga: a systematic review
    Kim E Innes
    Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Blake Center, PO Box 800905, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0905, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:491-519. 2005
    To conduct a systematic review of published literature regarding the effects of yoga, a promising mind-body therapy, on specific anthropometric and physiologic indices of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and on related clinical endpoints.
  46. ncbi The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies
    Alyson Ross
    School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 16:3-12. 2010
    ..A growing body of evidence supports the belief that yoga benefits physical and mental health via down-regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the ..
  47. ncbi Psychophysiologic effects of Hatha Yoga on musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary function: a literature review
    James A Raub
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 8:797-812. 2002
    b>Yoga has become increasingly popular in Western cultures as a means of exercise and fitness training; however, it is still depicted as trendy as evidenced by an April 2001 Time magazine cover story on "The Power of Yoga...
  48. ncbi A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia
    James 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...
  49. ncbi Yoga for cancer patients and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7076, USA
    Cancer Control 12:165-71. 2005
    b>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.
  50. ncbi A brief but comprehensive lifestyle education program based on yoga reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus
    Ramesh L Bijlani
    Integral Health Clinic, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Altern Complement Med 11:267-74. 2005
    The objective of the study was to study the short-term impact of a brief lifestyle intervention based on yoga on some of the biochemical indicators of risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.
  51. pmc Yoga for arthritis: a scoping review
    Steffany Haaz
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 37:33-46. 2011
    This article reviews the existing literature on using yoga for arthritis...
  52. pmc Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Robert B Saper
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 15:18-27. 2009
    Several studies suggest yoga may be effective for chronic low back pain; however, trials targeting minorities have not been conducted...
  53. pmc A randomized trial comparing yoga, stretching, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:2019-26. 2011
    Chronic low back pain is a common problem lacking highly effective treatment options. Small trials suggest that yoga may have benefits for this condition...
  54. ncbi Effects of yoga on stress management in healthy adults: A systematic review
    Cecilia S M Chong
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Altern Ther Health Med 17:32-8. 2011
    This article reports a systematic review and critical appraisal of the effect of yoga on stress management in healthy adults.
  55. ncbi Effects of an integrated yoga programme on chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis in breast cancer patients
    R M Raghavendra
    Department of Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:462-74. 2007
    This study examined the effect of an integrated yoga programme on chemotherapy-related nausea and emesis in early operable breast cancer outpatients...
  56. ncbi Yoga in cardiac health (a review)
    Satyajit R Jayasinghe
    Continuum Heart Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center, First Avenue at 16th Street, New York 10010, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:369-75. 2004
    This review studies the efficacy of yoga in the primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease and post-myocardial infarction patient rehabilitation...
  57. ncbi Beneficial effects of yoga lifestyle on reversibility of ischaemic heart disease: caring heart project of International Board of Yoga
    J Yogendra
    The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai
    J Assoc Physicians India 52:283-9. 2004
    b>Yoga based lifestyle modifications have been earlier shown to be beneficial in coronary artery disease in a small number of patients...
  58. pmc Randomized, controlled, six-month trial of yoga in healthy seniors: effects on cognition and quality of life
    Barry S Oken
    Department of Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 12:40-7. 2006
    ..There are potential benefits of mind-body techniques on cognitive function because the techniques involve an active attentional or mindfulness component, but this has not been fully explored...
  59. ncbi Exercise and self-esteem in menopausal women: a randomized controlled trial involving walking and yoga
    Steriani Elavsky
    Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 268 B Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:83-92. 2007
    To examine the effects of walking and yoga on multidimensional self-esteem and roles played by self-efficacy, body composition, and physical activity (PA) in changes in esteem.
  60. ncbi A randomised controlled trial of yoga for the treatment of chronic low back pain: results of a pilot study
    Helen Cox
    Department of Health Sciences, SRB Area 4, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 16:187-93. 2010
    To conduct a pilot trial of yoga for the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP) to inform the feasibility and practicality of conducting a full-scale trial in the UK; and to assess the efficacy of yoga for the treatment of chronic low ..
  61. ncbi Yoga for chronic neck pain: a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial
    Andreas Michalsen
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Pain 13:1122-30. 2012
    b>Yoga has been found effective in the treatment of chronic low back pain. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Iyengar yoga in chronic neck pain by means of a randomized clinical trial. Seventy-seven patients (aged 47.9 ± 7...
  62. pmc Yoga lifestyle intervention reduces blood pressure in HIV-infected adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors
    W 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 ..
  63. ncbi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013
    ..There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of yoga for relieving musculoskeletal disorders...
  64. ncbi State anxiety, psychological stress and positive well-being responses to yoga and aerobic exercise in people with schizophrenia: a pilot study
    Davy Vancampfort
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 33:684-9. 2011
    ..comparative trial was undertaken in patients with schizophrenia to evaluate changes in state anxiety, psychological stress and subjective well-being after single sessions of yoga and aerobic exercise compared with a control condition.
  65. pmc Does practicing hatha yoga satisfy recommendations for intensity of physical activity which improves and maintains health and cardiovascular fitness?
    Marshall Hagins
    Division of Physical Therapy, Long Island University, One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:40. 2007
    Little is known about the metabolic and heart rate responses to a typical hatha yoga session...
  66. pmc Yoga for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, Essen 45276, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:32. 2013
    The aim of this review was to systematically review and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on symptoms of schizophrenia, quality of life, function, and hospitalization in patients with schizophrenia.
  67. ncbi Benefits of yoga for African American heart failure patients
    Paula R Pullen
    Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:651-7. 2010
    ..b>Yoga therapy has been found to improve physical and psychological parameters among healthy individuals, but its effect ..
  68. ncbi Effects of a prenatal yoga programme on the discomforts of pregnancy and maternal childbirth self-efficacy in Taiwan
    Yi Chin Sun
    Department of Nursing, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Midwifery 26:e31-6. 2010
    to evaluate a yoga programme provided to primigravidas in the third trimester of pregnancy with the aim of decreasing the discomforts associated with pregnancy and increasing childbirth self-efficacy.
  69. ncbi A comprehensive yoga programs improves pain, anxiety and depression in chronic low back pain patients more than exercise: an RCT
    P Tekur
    Division of Yoga and Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation SVYASA, Bengaluru, India
    Complement Ther Med 20:107-18. 2012
    Previously, outpatient Yoga programs for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) lasting several months have been found to reduce pain, analgesic requirement and disability, and improve spinal mobility...
  70. ncbi Evaluation of the mental health benefits of yoga in a secondary school: a preliminary randomized controlled trial
    Sat Bir S Khalsa
    Sleep Disorders Research Program, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 39:80-90. 2012
    The goal of this study was to evaluate potential mental health benefits of yoga for adolescents in secondary school...
  71. pmc Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: a randomized controlled trial
    Birinder S Cheema
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:578. 2011
    ..Hatha yoga is a physically demanding practice that can help to reduce stress; however, time constraints incurred by work and ..
  72. ncbi An assessment of a sequence of yoga exercises to patients with arterial hypertension
    Julio Mizuno
    Department of Physical Education, Institute of Biosciences, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo State University, Av 24A, no 1515, Bela Vista, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 17:35-41. 2013
    This quasi-experimental study describes the effects of a yoga sequence following hemodynamic and biochemical parameters in patients with hypertension...
  73. ncbi A pragmatic multicentered randomized controlled trial of yoga for chronic low back pain: economic evaluation
    Ling Hsiang Chuang
    York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1593-601. 2012
    ..Multicentered randomized controlled trial with quality of life and resource use data collected...
  74. ncbi Acute effects of aerobic exercise and Hatha yoga on craving to smoke
    Andrea Elibero
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1140-8. 2011
    ..The current study was designed to compare and contrast the effects of 2 different forms of physical activity on general and cue-elicited craving to smoke...
  75. pmc Yoga as a complementary treatment for smoking cessation in women
    Beth C Bock
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:240-8. 2012
    ..Studies outside the realm of smoking cessation have shown that yoga practice also reduces perceived stress and negative affect.
  76. pmc A pilot study of gentle yoga for sleep disturbance in women with osteoarthritis
    Diana M Taibi
    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7262, USA
    Sleep Med 12:512-7. 2011
    The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a gentle yoga intervention for sleep disturbance in older women with osteoarthritis (OA) and to collect initial efficacy data on the intervention.
  77. ncbi Yoga practice in diabetes improves physical and psychological outcomes
    Madhu Kosuri
    Yoga and Diabetes Group, Institute of Yoga and Consciousness, Visakhapatnam, India
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:515-7. 2009
    The aim of this study was to examine the effect of yoga practice on clinical and psychological outcomes in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
  78. ncbi Laughter yoga versus group exercise program in elderly depressed women: a randomized controlled trial
    Mahvash Shahidi
    Department of Counseling, School of Psychology and Training Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:322-7. 2011
    Laughter Yoga founded by M. Kataria is a combination of unconditioned laughter and yogic breathing. Its effect on mental and physical aspects of healthy individuals was shown to be beneficial.
  79. ncbi A pilot study measuring the impact of yoga on the trait of mindfulness
    Danielle V Shelov
    Yeshiva University, New York, USA
    Behav Cogn Psychother 37:595-8. 2009
    The current study examined whether yoga would increase levels of mindfulness in a healthy population.
  80. ncbi Effect of six weeks yoga training on weight loss following step test, respiratory pressures, handgrip strength and handgrip endurance in young healthy subjects
    - Madanmohan
    Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 006
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 52:164-70. 2008
    The present study was designed to test whether yoga training of six weeks duration modulates sweating response to dynamic exercise and improves respiratory pressures, handgrip strength and handgrip endurance...
  81. ncbi Immediate effect of specific nostril manipulating yoga breathing practices on autonomic and respiratory variables
    P Raghuraj
    Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 33:65-75. 2008
    The effect of right, left, and alternate nostril yoga breathing (i.e., RNYB, LNYB, and ANYB, respectively) were compared with breath awareness (BAW) and normal breathing (CTL)...
  82. ncbi Is yoga effective for pain? A systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Paul Posadzki
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Med 19:281-7. 2011
    The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment option for any type of pain.
  83. ncbi Yoga for low back pain: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Paul Posadzki
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, Devon, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 30:1257-62. 2011
    It has been suggested that yoga has a positive effect on low back pain and function. The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment option for low back pain...
  84. ncbi Assessing depression following two ancient Indian interventions: effects of yoga and ayurveda on older adults in a residential home
    Manjunath Nandi Krishnamurthy
    Division of Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga University, Bangalore, India
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:17-23. 2007
    The effects of yoga and ayurveda on geriatric depression were evaluated in 69 persons older than 60 who were living in a residential home...
  85. ncbi Efficacy and safety of meditative movement therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Jost Langhorst
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Kliniken Essen Mitte, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 33:193-207. 2013
    ..review with meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of meditative movement therapies (Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) was carried out. We screened Clinicaltrials...
  86. pmc Yoga for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer 118:3766-75. 2012
    ..Cancer-related fatigue afflicts up to 33% of breast cancer survivors, yet there are no empirically validated treatments for this symptom...
  87. ncbi Yoga therapy as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia: a randomized, controlled pilot study
    Elizabeth Visceglia
    J Altern Complement Med 17:601-7. 2011
    There has been limited study of therapeutic yoga as a complementary treatment for schizophrenia...
  88. ncbi Yoga as a therapeutic intervention: a bibliometric analysis of published research studies
    Sat Bir S Khalsa
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 48:269-85. 2004
    Although yoga is historically a spiritual discipline, it has also been used clinically as a therapeutic intervention...
  89. ncbi Effect of a 12-week yoga intervention on fear of falling and balance in older adults: a pilot study
    Arlene A Schmid
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, and the Health Services Research and Development Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Richard L Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:576-83. 2010
    To determine whether fear of falling (FoF) and balance improved after a 12-week yoga intervention among older adults.
  90. ncbi Integrating modern dermatology and Ayurveda in the treatment of vitiligo and lymphedema in India
    Saravu R Narahari
    Department of Integrative Dermatology, Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragod, India
    Int J Dermatol 50:310-34. 2011
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  91. ncbi Stress management: a randomized study of cognitive behavioural therapy and yoga
    Jens 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.
  92. ncbi Effects of hatha yoga on well-being in healthy adults in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Ne Hadi
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 13:829-37. 2007
    There 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...
  93. ncbi Yoga for women with metastatic breast cancer: results from a pilot study
    James 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...
  94. ncbi Prevalence and patterns of adult yoga use in the United States: results of a national survey
    Robert B Saper
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:44-9. 2004
    Although yoga appears to be popular in the United States, there are no published studies on yoga's prevalence or patterns of use.
  95. ncbi The effect of iyengar yoga and strengthening exercises for people living with osteoarthritis of the knee: a case series
    Elaine L Bukowski
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Int Q Community Health Educ 26:287-305. 2006
    ..of 15 women and men performed one of the following: traditional stretching and strengthening exercises, Iyengar yoga, or no structured group exercise...
  96. ncbi Effects of yoga on inflammation and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure
    Paula 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...
  97. ncbi Hatha yoga for depression: critical review of the evidence for efficacy, plausible mechanisms of action, and directions for future research
    Lisa A Uebelacker
    Brown University School of Medicine and Butler Hospital 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Psychiatr Pract 16:22-33. 2010
    The 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.
  98. ncbi Aerobic capacity & perceived exertion after practice of Hatha yogic exercises
    U S Ray
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110054, India
    Indian J Med Res 114:215-21. 2001
    ..Twelve subjects dropped out during the course of study. One group (yoga, n = 17) practiced Hatha yogic exercises for 1 h every morning (6 days in a week) for six months...
  99. ncbi Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on state and trait anxiety
    Nidhi 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...
  100. ncbi Rapid stress reduction and anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a three-month intensive yoga program
    Andreas 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. 2005
    Emotional distress is an increasing public health problem and Hatha yoga has been claimed to induce stress reduction and empowerment in practicing subjects...
  101. ncbi Iyengar yoga for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knees: a pilot study
    Sharon 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...

Research Grants70

  1. Efficacy of Yoga for Treatment-Resistant PTSD
    Bessel Van der Kolk; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..proposal is: can a popular technique that specifically targets active mastery and improved affect regulation, yoga, which is utilized by approximately 4% of the US population each year (1), improve the constellation of PTSD ..
  2. A Culturally Tailored LIfestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in South Asians:
    KABAYAM M VENKAT NARAYAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and the DVD include exercises based on culturally appropriate activities, including traditional folk dances, yoga, and walking, and use South Asian music and instructors...
  3. Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with irritable bowel syndrome
    Subhadra Evans; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provided by applicant): The proposed Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) entitled 'Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with irritable bowel syndrome'is a first resubmission in response to PA-09-..
  4. A Pilot Study of Yoga for Breathing and Quality of Life of Lung Cancer Patients
    JUDITH MARIE FOULADBAKHSH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Hence, there is a critical need for evidenced-based adjunctive therapies such as yoga for symptom management...
  5. Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Yoga in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
    Sheila H Ridner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Yoga is less costly than PT, available in many communities, and has known health benefits...
  6. Connective tissue and nervous system mechanisms of CAM therapies for low back pai
    Helene M Langevin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. massage) and movement-based (e.g. yoga) CAM therapies that have been found to be efficacious in clinical trials of chronic and recurrent low back pain (..
  7. Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome (RHYTHMS) study
    Alka M Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..b>Yoga is an ancient self-awareness system that combines the use of body postures, breathing, and mental focus...
  8. Effects of Yoga on CVD Risk Factors among African Americans: Jackson Heart Study
    Gailen D Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Clinical studies of the effects of yoga on mitigating CVD risk factors, although small in nature, have demonstrated promising results...
  9. Development of a Yoga Intervention for Antenatal Depression
    Cynthia L Battle; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Prenatal yoga is a good candidate for a treatment that might be efficacious as well as acceptable and safe to pregnant women...
  10. Yoga and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Older Women
    KAREN KIM E INNES; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..There is growing evidence that the practice of yoga may offer a safe and cost-effective strategy for reducing IRS-related risk factors for CVD in both diabetic and non-..
  11. Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Metabolic Syndrome Risk
    JENNIFER JOAN DAUBENMIER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Dr. Daubenmier's research has shown that yoga and meditation practices are associated with greater psychological well-being, less disordered eating, greater ..
  12. The Treatment of Depression with Yoga and Walking
    CHRIS CONWAY STREETER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Both yoga practices and vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) can increase PNS activity by increasing vagal tone...
  13. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
    KAREN LYNN SABAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Furthermore, studies demonstrate that lifestyle changes, such exercise and yoga, can reverse endothelial dysfunction...
  14. Aging Fitness &Failure: Mechanisms of Diastolic Dysfunction
    Benjamin D Levine; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..an exercise program involving high intensity aerobic intervals, lower intensity endurance and strength training or yoga control...
  15. Mechanobiology in CAM: Differential Effects of Amplitude
    ROBERT ALLEN HARTMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..used in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) motion- based therapies like chiropractic mobilization and yoga. Specifically, coupled axial rotation with posterior-anterior translation (simulating chiropractic mobilization ..
  16. Mind-body therapies for patients with end-stage renal disease
    GURJEET SINGH BIRDEE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..skills through advanced training and mentorship to conduct clinical research of the therapeutic application of yoga practice during MHD. MHD is a life-sustaining treatment for many patients with ESRD...
  17. Massage Therapy In Eccentric Exercise Induced Muscle Weakness And Inflammation
    THOMAS MICHAEL BEST; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..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...
  18. Yoga for Women Attempting Smoking Cessation: An Initial Investigation
    Beth Bock; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Yoga is an ancient, multi-component system consisting of both mental and physical practices or "Sudras"...
  19. Yoga for women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Yoga, an ancient Indian science, incorporates stress-reduction techniques including regulated breathing, visual imagery, ..
  20. Effectiveness of Yoga on Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Patients with Pre- and Stag
    MARSHALL A HAGINS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..There is general evidence across multiple studies that yoga programs may be effective in the reduction of blood pressure...
  21. Molecular effects of mind-body intervention on GC sensitivity and immune function
    JEFFREY MILUSH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Mind-body interventions, such as meditation and yoga, may have important effects on the immune system in part through the effects of these interventions on stress ..
  22. Morgan State University-Public Health Program-CAM Research Training Program (Inst
    YVONNE LAFAYETTE BRONNER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..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 ..
  23. Efficacy of Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Smoking Cessation
    Beth C Bock; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..9 Recent research suggests that yoga is an acceptable and potentially effective alternative therapy for smoking cessation for several reasons: As a form ..
  24. Controlled breathing and neural markers of self-regulation in adolescent smokers
    Dara Ghahremani; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Preliminary studies show that training in yoga-based controlled breathing techniques can reduce smoking and nicotine withdrawal symptoms...
  25. Effect of Sit 'N'Fit Chair Yoga on Community-dwelling Elders with Osteoarthritis
    Juyoung Park; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Movement therapies, exercise, and yoga have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing the pain of OA, improving physical function, reducing depression, and ..
  26. Psychological stress, associate biologic mediators, and ovarian cancer risk
    Shelley S Tworoger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Further, this research could lead to substantial improvements in prevention, since behavioral interventions (e.g., yoga) can reduce perceived stress...
  27. A Home Exercise Program (DVD) for Women with Infants and Young Children
    CHERYL LYNN ALBRIGHT; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Features include the ability to select one to five 10-minute videos demonstrating yoga, aerobics, Pilates, and strengthening exercises for mothers with infants 2 to 8 months of age...
  28. Lifestyle Modification and blood Pressure Study (LIMBS)
    Debbie L Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Hypertension 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...
  29. Effect of exercise on cortisol dysregulation in ovarian cancer survivors
    Brenda Cartmel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Recently a small randomized study in Stage II-IV breast cancer survivors has shown that yoga beneficially affects both cortisol patterns and fatigue...
  30. Quantification of Outcome Measures for Mind Body Interventions
    Herbert Benson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The original proposal consists of a randomized, controlled trial of meditation and yoga compared with an attention control group in stressed but otherwise healthy subjects...
  31. Research Training: Complementary &Integrative Medicine
    Gloria Y Yeh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The training program focuses on mind-body therapies (including yoga, tai chi, meditation, and placebo phenomenon), Asian medicine (including acupuncture and Ayurveda) and dietary ..
  32. Safe &Effective Yoga Prescription for Older Adults: Biomechanical Considerations
    George J Salem; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..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 ..
  33. Alternative treatments for disc degeneration: Effects on matrix homeostasis
    Gwendolyn A Sowa; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is biologically plausible that CAM therapies, such as yoga or nutritional supplements, may exert their beneficial actions on the spine through these pathways...
  34. Iyengar yoga for young people with rheumatoid arthritis
    Lonnie K Zeltzer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This R21 project will compare a standardized group administered Iyengar Yoga program (IYP) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with RA to a waitlist control condition comprised of standard ..
  35. Breast Cancer Survivors: Physical Activity, Inflammation, Fatigue, and Distress
    Janice K Kiecolt-Glaser; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..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 ..
  36. Neuroimaging biomarkers of Mind-Body treatment response in chronic visceral pain
    Kirsten Tillisch; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mind-Body treatments such as meditation, yoga or hypnosis have been shown to improve subjective symptoms in several persistent pain disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)...
  37. Pilot Investigation of Behavioral Alternatives to Indoor Tanning
    Sherry L Pagoto; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Yoga is efficacious for stress reduction and so may have potential to be a healthy alternative to IT...
  38. Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority Populations
    ROBERT BRUCE SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pilot data collected at one of the proposed study sites demonstrate yoga is a feasible and possibly effective intervention for CLBP in minority populations...
  39. Training Researchers in Clinical Integrative Medicine (TRIM)
    Judith T Moskowitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Integrative medicine approaches, including meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, and other practices are widely used by Americans in the hope of obtaining health benefits...
  40. The Impact of Yoga Supplementation On Cognitive Function Among Indian Outpatients
    Triptish Bhatia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Hence, non- pharmacological interventions are worth consideration. Yoga is known to enhance cognitive abilities in healthy persons...
  41. Imaging Cerebral and Sub-cerebral Correlates of Meditative States
    ERIC LEE SCHWARTZ; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of the nature of bodily states of awareness that are traditionally reported in conjunction with advanced yoga meditation practices, such as Tibetan gTummo meditation...
  42. Dance/Modified Yoga: A Health Strategy for AA Women at Risk for Chronic Diseases
    CANDACE C JOHNSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..video intervention choreographed and produced by the applicant under the direction of skilled PA, dance, and yoga practitioners...
  43. Enhancing HIV treatment adherence in Bangalore: The Chetana study
    MARIA L EKSTRAND; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..also includes other culturally-relevant topics designed to enhance physical and mental health among PLHA, including yoga/meditation, nutrition, legal services, and assistance accessing local resources...
  44. Couple-Based Mind-Body Program for Lung Cancer Patients and their Partners
    Kathrin Milbury; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Little is known about a couple-based approach to improving quality of life (QOL). A mind-body program (e.g., yoga, tai chi) that uses a couple-based approach may be particularly effective in reducing psychological and ..
  45. Measuring Patient Expectations for CAM Therapies
    Karen J Sherman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..as well as from providers of four CAM therapies commonly used for back pain (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga)...
  46. A New Translational Tool for Studying the Role of Breathing in Meditation.
    Margaret Ann Chesney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Abstract Breathing 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...
  47. Measure of Body Awareness
    Wolf E Mehling; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..health benefits obtained from therapeutic approaches characterized as mind-body and/or manual therapies, such as Yoga, Tai Chi, massage, mindfulness- based therapies, and Feldenkrais...
  48. Yoga Therapy to Improve Function among Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain
    Erik J Groessl; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..b>Yoga is an inexpensive treatment option with increasing evidence supporting its efficacy...
  49. MSI FLASH: An RCT of Yoga and Ultra Low-Dose Estrogen Gel for Vasomotor Symptoms
    Katherine M Newton; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this site application we propose a multicenter, factorial design, RCT of yoga, ultra low-dose estradiol (E2) gel and placebo gel to be conducted in Seattle, Indianapolis and Boston...
  50. RCT of hatha yoga for persistent depression
    Lisa A Uebelacker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Hatha yoga, with its focus on promoting good mental and physical health rather than on alleviating problems, may be a viable ..
  51. Connective Tissue Motion Measure
    Robert T Davis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the effect of therapies that may have a therapeutic effect on connective tissue including manual therapies and yoga as well as acupuncture...
  52. Evaluation of yoga as a treatment for insomnia in posttraumatic stress disorder
    JESSICA JOY NOGGLE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Both PTSD and insomnia are associated with chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system or hyperarousal. Yoga, due to its ability to reduce physiological arousal, may significantly reduce insomnia in PTSD patients as well as ..
  53. Evaluation of Yoga for Substance Use Risk Factors in the High School Setting
    SUNNY H SHIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..More specifically, it will evaluate the efficacy of yoga taught during school to positively influence risk and protective factors of substance use and the initiation and ..
  54. Yoga-based symptom management for metastatic breast cancer
    Laura S Porter; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Despite medical advances in treating cancer pain, many patients do not experience adequate pain relief. Yoga-based interventions have shown promise for improving the management of pain and pain-related symptoms but have not ..
  55. Development of a Translational Tool to Study Yoga Therapy
    Crystal L Park; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Evidence is accumulating suggesting the effectiveness of yoga with a range of physical health problems...
  56. Yoga Therapy Research Conference 2011
    SAT BIR SINGH KHALSA; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The popularity of the use of yoga as a therapeutic intervention is high and is growing rapidly amongst the general population...
  57. Cardiovascular Effects of lyengar Yoga
    Raymond Townsend; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..However, mind-body therapies (MBT) such as mediation and yoga are gaining popularity in managing elevations in blood pressure...
  58. Implementing Evidence-Based Treatments for Persistent Back Pain into Primary Care
    Daniel C Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, progressive relaxation)...
  59. Preliminary study of a Yoga Program to catalyze health behavior change
    Sara W Lazar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation have been shown to be highly effective for reducing stress and enhancing wellness...
  60. School-Based Mindfulness Intervention to Prevent Substance Use Among Urban Youth
    Tamar Mendelson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..R34 project is a randomized controlled study to assess the impact of a 24-week, school-based mindfulness and yoga intervention to prevent substance use among disadvantaged, urban youth...
  61. Academic Career Development in CAM Research and Education
    ROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..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 ..
  62. A Wireless Wearable System to Measure Adherence to Mind-Body Protocols
    Paul Gibson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In a study protocol that uses mind body interventions such as meditation, yoga and tai chi, the small wireless sensor packages are worn on the body. Between 1 to 7 sensor packages can be used...
  63. MBSR Intervention to reduce stress in AD caregivers
    Lisa Fredman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Mindfulness-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 ..
  64. Yoga, Health, and Meditation
    Frederick Hecht; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The 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...
  65. Prenatal Depression and a Yoga Intervention
    Tiffany M Field; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Inasmuch as yoga, like massage, stimulates pressure receptors, it might be expected to have effects and underlying mechanisms that ..
  66. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Myocardial Ischemia
    David 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...
  67. The Effects of Yoga on Brain GABA Levels
    CHRIS STREETER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques such as yoga increases, it is important that the mechanisms through which yoga exerts its salubrious effects are elucidated...
  68. Effects of Energy Healers on Atherosclerosis
    Joan 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...
  69. Efficacy of Yoga for Self-Management of Dyspnea in COPD
    Virginia Carrieri Kohlman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..b>Yoga practice is a complementary therapy that people use to manage their dyspnea...
  70. Yoga for the Management of HIV-Metabolic Syndromes
    Kevin 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 ..