International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, January-June

A Preliminary Clinical Evaluation of External Snehan and Asanas in the Patients of Sciatica
Byline: Akhilesh. Singh, Om. Singh Lower back pain radiating to either on one leg or both legs along the course of sciatic nerve is a common ailment in the clinical practice, this type of peculiar symptomatology is termed as "Sciatica" in modern...
Comparison of Lymphocyte Apoptotic Index and Qualitative DNA Damage in Yoga Practitioners and Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study
Byline: Amritanshu. Ram, Birendranath. Banerjee, Vadiraja. Hosakote, Raghavendra. Rao, Raghuram. Nagarathna Background: Yoga is found to be effective in reducing stress levels and radiation-induced DNA damage, and improving the quality of life,...
Effect of the Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy on Platelet Count and Uric Acid in Pregnancy: A Multicenter Stratified Randomized Single-Blind Study
Byline: R. Jayashree, A. Malini, A. Rakhshani, H. Nagendra, S. Gunasheela, R. Nagarathna Background: Yoga improves maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancy. Platelet Count and Uric acid (Ua) are valuable screening measures in high-risk pregnancy....
Effect of Yoga Exercise Therapy on Oxidative Stress Indicators with End-Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis
Byline: Lorenzo. Gordon, Donovan. McGrowder, Yeiny. Pena, Elsa. Cabrera, Marilyn. Lawrence-Wright Background: Oxidative stress promotes endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis in chronic renal disease. Objectives: This study investigated the...
Effects of Yoga on Functional Capacity and Well Being
Byline: Pooja. Akhtar, Sujata. Yardi, Murtaza. Akhtar Yoga has proven beneficial effects on various health domains including musculoskeletal conditions, cardiopulmonary conditions through the practice of asana and pranayamas as well as on mental...
Effects of Yoga Practice on Acumeridian Energies: Variance Reduction Implies Benefits for Regulation
Byline: Niharika. Nagilla, Alex. Hankey, H. Nagendra Background and Objective: This paper concerns mechanisms responsible for the efficacy of yoga medicine, traditionally attributed to the enlivenment of prana. Our strategy was to investigate levels...
From Meditation to Dhyana
Byline: T. Srinivasan Dhyana is a term used for the seventh anga (limb or level) in the eight-step Yoga practice of Sage Patanjali. This state is penultimate to Samadhi or "absorption." Unfortunately, the word dhyana is usually translated as meditation,...
Reducing Psychological Distress and Obesity through Yoga Practice
Byline: S. Dhananjai, Sadashiv, Sunita. Tiwari, Krishna. Dutt, Rajjan. Kumar Yoga practice has been effectively prescribed in conjunction with other medical and yogic procedures in the management of severe psychosomatic diseases, including cancer,...
Sudarshan Kriya Yoga: Breathing for Health
Byline: Sameer. Zope, Rakesh. Zope Breathing techniques are regularly recommended for relaxation, stress management, control of psychophysiological states, and to improve organ function. Yogic breathing, defined as a manipulation of breath movement,...
The Effect of Pranayama on Test Anxiety and Test Performance
Byline: Azadeh. Nemati Objectives: In an educational setting, anxiety is often experienced by students when taking a test; which is called 'test anxiety'. This study intends to investigate the effect of doing pranayama on test anxiety and test performance....
Voluntary Heart Rate Reduction Following Yoga Using Different Strategies
Byline: B. Raghavendra, S. Telles, N. Manjunath, K. Deepak, K. Naveen, P. Subramanya Background/Aims: One month of yoga training has been shown to reduce the pulse rate voluntarily without using external cues. Hence, the present study was designed...
Yoga Experience as a Predictor of Psychological Wellness in Women over 45 Years
Byline: N. Moliver, E. Mika, M. Chartrand, R. Haussmann, SBS. Khalsa Background: Although high levels of subjective well-being (SWB) are common in old age, a subset of older individuals is disproportionately vulnerable to negative affect. Yoga has...
Yogic Practice and Diabetes Mellitus in Geriatric Patients
Byline: K. Rani, E. Sreekumaran Background: Stress has negative effect on health and type 2 diabetes patients may be at an increased risk. Abnormally high levels of free radicals and the simultaneous decline of antioxidant defense mechanisms can...
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