International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, January-June

Barriers in the Path of Yoga Practice: An Online Survey
Byline: H. Dayananda, Judu. Ilavarasu, S. Rajesh, Natesh. Babu Context: Clinical benefits of yoga have been well explored, but factors contributing to adherence to regular yoga practice are not well studied. Aims: To study the factors influencing...
Can Yoga Practices Benefit Health by Improving Organism Regulation? Evidence from Electrodermal Measures of Acupuncture Meridians
Byline: Bhawna. Sharma, Alex. Hankey, Niharika. Nagilla, Kaniyamparambil. Meenakshy, Hongasandra. Nagendra Objectives: To document and explain Yoga's effects on acupuncture meridian energies. To understand mechanisms behind Yoga's efficacy by testing...
Changes in Pain Intensity and Health Related Quality of Life with Iyengar Yoga in Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Study
Byline: Gopal. Nambi, Dipika. Inbasekaran, Ratan. Khuman, Surbala. Devi, Shanmugananth, K. Jagannathan Background: Nonspecific chronic low back (nCLBP) pain is prevalent among adult population and often leads to functional limitations, psychological...
Decoding the Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy: Qualitative Evidence Based Conceptual Framework
Byline: Maria Del. Villacres, Aarti. Jagannathan, R. Nagarathna, Jayashree. Ramakrsihna Aim: The aim of this study was to define, decode, and append to the conceptual frame-work of the integrated approach to yoga therapy (IAYT). Materials and Methods:...
Differential Effects of Uninostril and Alternate Nostril Pranayamas on Cardiovascular Parameters and Reaction Time
Byline: Ananda. Bhavanani, Meena. Ramanathan, R. Balaji, D. Pushpa Background: Recent studies have reported the differential physiological and psychological effects of yogic uninostril breathing (UNB) and alternate nostril breathing (ANB) techniques....
Effect of 11 Months of Yoga Training on Cardiorespiratory Responses during the Actual Practice of Surya Namaskar
Byline: Biswajit. Sinha, Tulika. Sinha Background: Surya Namaskar (SN), a popular traditional Indian yogic practice, includes practicing 12 physical postures with alternate forward and backward bending movement of the body along with deep breathing...
Effect of Repetitive Yogic Squats with Specific Hand Position (Thoppukaranam) on Selective Attention and Psychological States
Byline: Angelica. Chandrasekeran, Sasidharan. Rajesh, T. Srinivasan Context: Research on the effect of Thoppukaranam is limited despite it being practiced as a form of worship to the elephant-headed deity Lord Ganapati and punishment in schools....
Effect of Yoga on the Myofascial Pain Syndrome of Neck
Byline: D. Sharan, M. Manjula, D. Urmi, P. Ajeesh Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) refers to pain attributed to muscle and its surrounding fascia, which is associated with ''myofascial trigger points'' (MTrPs). MTrPs in the trapezius has been proposed...
Effect of Yoga Training and Detraining on Respiratory Muscle Strength in Pre-Pubertal Children: A Randomized Trial
Byline: Crystal. D'Souza, Sandhya. Avadhany Objective: To evaluate the effect of yoga on forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in I [sup]st second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), FEVI/FVC ratio, and pulmonary pressures...
Impact of Yoga on Biochemical Profile of Asthmatics: A Randomized Controlled Study
Byline: Shruti. Agnihotri, Surya. Kant, Santosh. Kumar, Ranjeet. Mishra, Satyendra. Mishra Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The chronic inflammation causes an associated increase in airway hyperresponsiveness...
In Search of Yoga: Research Trends in a Western Medical Database
Byline: Marcy. McCall Context: The promotion of yoga practice as a preventative and treatment therapy for health outcomes in the western hemisphere is increasing rapidly. As the commercial success of yoga burgeons in popular culture, it is important...
Prana and Electrons in Health and Beyond
Byline: T. Srinivasan Prana and electrons have overlapping properties in the subtle and gross domains respectively. Prana cannot be measured at this time; however, its interaction with the biosystem has been the subject of study in Ayurveda and...
Referral to Yoga Therapists in Rural Primary Health Care: A Survey of General Practitioners in Rural and Regional New South Wales, Australia
Byline: Jon. Wardle, Jon. Adams, David. Sibbritt Background: Yoga is an increasingly accepted complementary treatment modality for referral in Australian general practice, yet this practitioner group has largely escaped research attention in Australia....
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