International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, January-June

Age Related Differences of Selected Hatha Yoga Practices on Anthropometric Characteristics, Muscular Strength and Flexibility of Healthy Individuals
Byline: Kaushik. Halder, Abhirup. Chatterjee, Rameshwar. Pal, Omveer. Tomer, Mantu. Saha Background: Physiological benefits of yoga on volunteers of a particular age group are available. However, reports on efficacy of a specific yoga package on...
A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Yoga in People with Parkinson's Disease
Byline: Neena. Sharma, Kristin. Robbins, Kathleen. Wagner, Yvonne. Colgrove Background: Exercise can be beneficial for cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal or neurological systems, and other factors including mood, and may be beneficial in reducing...
Comparative Effect of 12 Weeks of Slow and Fast Pranayama Training on Pulmonary Function in Young, Healthy Volunteers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Byline: T. Dinesh, G. Gaur, V. Sharma, T. Madanmohan, K. Harichandra Kumar, A. Bhavanani Context: Pranayamas are breathing techniques that exert profound physiological effects on pulmonary, cardiovascular, and mental functions. Previous studies...
Effectiveness of Iyengar Yoga in Treating Spinal (Back and Neck) Pain: A Systematic Review
Byline: Edith. Crow, Emilien. Jeannot, Alison. Trewhela Considerable amount of money spent in health care is used for treatments of lifestyle related, chronic health conditions, which come from behaviors that contribute to morbidity and mortality...
Effectiveness of Pranayama on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Byline: Jyothi. Chakrabarty, M. Vidyasagar, Donald. Fernandes, Ganapathi. Joisa, Prabha. Varghese, Sreemathi. Mayya Context: Incidence of breast cancer is very high among women around the world. Breast cancer patients experience cancer-related fatigue...
Effect of Yoga Regimen on Lung Functions Including Diffusion Capacity in Coronary Artery Disease Patients
Byline: Raj. Yadav This paper presents the results from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that evaluated the effect of a 3 month yoga regimen on pulmonary functions and diffusion factor of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in patients with stable...
Effect of Yoga Regimen on Lung Functions Including Diffusion Capacity in Coronary Artery Disease Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study
Byline: Asha. Yadav, Savita. Singh, K. Singh, Preeti. Pai Background: Lung functions are found to be impaired in coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction, and after cardiac surgery. Diffusion capacity...
Effects of Suryanamaskar on Relaxation among College Students with High Stress in Pune, India
Byline: Anand. Godse, Bhaskar. Shejwal, Amruta. Godse Context: Suryanamaskar is a yogic practice widely practiced across India. Along with the available studies on physiology, there is a need to study its psychological effects. Aims: This research...
Entrainment and Coherence in Biology
Byline: T. Srinivasan INTRODUCTION Coherence and chaos walk hand in hand in biological systems. Any living system is a complex entity interacting with the environment in many predictable and some unpredictable ways. Unpredictability stems from...
Immediate Effect of Mind Sound Resonance Technique on State Anxiety and Cognitive Functions in Patients Suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Self-Controlled Pilot Study
Byline: Vipin. Dhansoia, Hemant. Bhargav, Kashinath. Metri Objectives: To compare the immediate effect of mind sound resonance technique (MSRT) with supine rest (SR) on state anxiety and psychomotor performance in 15 (eight male and seven female)...
Suryanamaskar: An Equivalent Approach towards Management of Physical Fitness in Obese Females
Byline: Komal. Jakhotia, Apurv. Shimpi, Savita. Rairikar, Priyanka. Mhendale, Renuka. Hatekar, Ashok. Shyam, Parag. Sancheti Background: In India, obesity is highly prevalent in women as compared to men. As the obesity epidemic spreads, there are...
Yoga for Correction of Lymphedema's Impairment of Gait as an Adjunct to Lymphatic Drainage: A Pilot Observational Study
Byline: Madhur. Aggithaya, Saravu. Narahari, Terence. Ryan Introduction: Yoga used as a major component of integrative treatment protocol in 14 Indian village camps improved quality-of-life in 425 lymphatic filariasis patients. They experienced...
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