International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June

A Randomized Control Trial of the Effect of Yoga on Gunas (Personality) and Self Esteem in Normal Healthy Volunteers
Byline: Sudheer. Deshpande, H. Nagendra, Nagarathna. Raghuram Background/Aims: To study the efficacy of yoga on Gunas (personality) and self esteem in normal adults through a randomized comparative study. Materials and Methods: Of the 1228 persons...
Beyond Quantum Physics
Byline: H. Nagendra Modern Science has, over four centuries, made strides un-witnessed probably in the history of mankind. Scanning through the physical world with all its complications and complexities, the classical mechanics, relativistic mechanics,...
Can Physical Activity Maintain Normal Grades of Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage?
Byline: C. Kesavachandran, V. Bihari, N. Mathur Background/Aims : A cross-sectional study was undertaken on 767 urban male volunteers performing physical activity and 469 age and socioeconomic status matched controls not doing any physical activity...
Effect of Yoga on Academic Performance in Relation to Stress
Byline: Amit. Kauts, Neelam. Sharma Background: Academic performance is concerned with the quantity and quality of learning attained in a subject or group of subjects after a long period of instruction. Excessive stress hampers students' performance....
Effect of Yoga Relaxation Techniques on Performance of Digit-Letter Substitution Task by Teenagers
Byline: Balaram. Pradhan, H. Nagendra Background/Aims : Memory and selective attention are important skills for academic and professional performance. Techniques to improve these skills are not taught either in education or company training courses....
Effect of Yogic Education System and Modern Education System on Sustained Attention
Byline: R. Rangan, H. Nagendra, Ramachandra. Bhatt Background/Aim: Sustained attention is a vital function mediated by the right frontoparietal cortex. The Six Letter Cancellation Task (SLCT) measures sustained attention. Development of sustained...
Measures of Spiritual and Transpersonal Constructs for Use in Yoga Research
Byline: Douglas. MacDonald, Harris. Friedman This article presents information on standardized paper-and-pencil measures of spiritual and transpersonal constructs that hold promise for use in yoga research. Nine instruments are discussed at length...
The Effect of Various Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) in Patients with Bronchial Asthma of Mild to Moderate Severity
Byline: Tarun. Saxena, Manjari. Saxena Background/Aim: The incidence of bronchial asthma is on increase. Chemotherapy is helpful during early course of the disease, but later on morbidity and mortality increases. The efficacy of yoga therapy though...
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