International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, July-December

A Comparative Study of the Effects of Yoga and Swimming on Pulmonary Functions in Sedentary Subjects
Byline: Shilpa. Gupta, Manish. Sawane Context: The modality of exercise that is most beneficial and easy to perform has become a topic of research. Yogic exercises are being widely studied; however, postulated benefits of yogic exercises over other...
A Short-Term, Comprehensive, Yoga-Based Lifestyle Intervention Is Efficacious in Reducing Anxiety, Improving Subjective Well-Being and Personality
Byline: Raj. Yadav, Dipti. Magan, Manju. Mehta, Nalin. Mehta, Sushil. Mahapatra Objective: To assess the efficacy of a short-term comprehensive yoga-based lifestyle intervention in reducing anxiety, improving subjective well-being and personality....
Comparative Study of Conventional Therapy and Additional Yogasanas for Knee Rehabilitation after Total Knee Arthroplasty
Byline: Nilima. Bedekar, Archana. Prabhu, Ashok. Shyam, Kantilal. Sancheti, Parag. Sancheti Background: Amongst various modalities of post operative rehabilitation in a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, this study focuses on evaluating the effect...
Effect of Holistic Yoga Program on Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Randomized Control Trial
Byline: Ram. Nidhi, Venkatram. Padmalatha, Raghuram. Nagarathna, Ram. Amritanshu Context: Yoga techniques practiced for varying durations have been shown to reduce state anxiety. This was never assessed in adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome...
Immediate Effect of Chandra Nadi Pranayama (Left Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing) on Cardiovascular Parameters in Hypertensive Patients
Byline: Ananda. Bhavanani, Madanmohan, Zeena. Sanjay Introduction : Recent studies have reported differential physiological and psychological effects produced by exclusive right and left nostril breathing and clinical research is required to prove...
Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Complex Psychiatric Disorders
Byline: Aarti. Jagannathan [AUTHOR:1]Author: David S Shannahoff Khalsa Year: 2010 Publishers: Norton Professional Book, New York, USA. Through his book titled, ' Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Complex Psychiatric Disorders - Techniques specific...
Models and Mechanisms in Yoga Research
Byline: T. Srinivasan It is necessary to think of models and mechanisms when we are carrying out research in holistic areas wherein these two are not fully developed. We need to know what a model is and what mechanisms are. American Heritage Dictionary...
Protracted Parahippocampal Activity Associated with Sean Harribance
Byline: Michael. Persinger, Kevin. Saroka Aims: Previous research published by Venkatasubramanian et al. (2008) in this journal showed markedly enhanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activity within the right parahippocampal region...
Safety and Feasibility of Modified Chair-Yoga on Functional Outcome among Elderly at Risk for Falls
Byline: Mary. Galantino, Laurie. Green, Jason. DeCesari, Nicole. MacKain, Stephen. Rinaldi, Maureen. Stevens, Vanessa. Wurst, Robert. Marsico, Michelle. Nell, Jun. Mao Falls are among the most common problems affecting older adults. At least 50%...
Study of the Effect of Yoga Training on Diffusion Capacity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients: A Controlled Trial
Byline: Ritu. Soni, Kanika. Munish, K. Singh, Savita. Singh Background: Patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at high risk for depression and anxiety. Yoga techniques are suited for promoting relaxation, psycho-emotional stability...
The Influence of a Yoga Exercise Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Byline: Brent. Hawkins, Joanna. Stegall, Madalyn. Weber, Joseph. Ryan Background: Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have an increased risk of obesity and are significantly less likely to engage in physical activity compared to their...
Yoga Breathing through a Particular Nostril Is Associated with Contralateral Event-Related Potential Changes
Byline: Shirley. Telles, Meesha. Joshi, Prasoon. Somvanshi Background: In earlier studies uninostril yoga breathing was shown to influence the activity of the cerebral hemispheres differently, based on (i) auditory evoked potentials recorded from...
Yoga in Australia: Results of a National Survey
Byline: Stephen. Penman, Marc. Cohen, Philip. Stevens, Sue. Jackson Introduction: The therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation are well documented, yet little is known about the practice of yoga in Australia or elsewhere, whether as a physical...
Yoga Therapy for Schizophrenia
Byline: N. Bangalore, Shivarama. Varambally Schizophrenia is one of the most severe mental disorders. Despite significant advances in pharmacotherapy, treatment remains sub-optimal, with many patients having persisting deficits, especially in cognitive...
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