International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, July-December

Beyond the Traditional Approach to Teaching Anatomy for Yoga
Byline: Alison. Gardiner-Shires Context: The traditional approach to teaching anatomy for yoga, while systematic, is often ineffective. Methods: A unique approach to teaching anatomy for a Yoga Teacher Training seminar is presented, founded on...
Designing, Validation, and Feasibility of Integrated Yoga Therapy Module for Chronic Low Back Pain
Byline: Nitin. Patil, Raghuaram. Nagarathna, Padmini. Tekur, Dhanashree. Patil, Hongasandra. Nagendra, Pailoor. Subramanya Context: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a significant public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. Yoga therapy...
Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation on Pain and Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Byline: Sudha. Banth, Maryam. Ardebil Background and Aim: Recovery of patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) is depended on several physical and psychological factors. Therefore, the authors aimed to examine the efficacy of mindfulness based...
Effectiveness of Yogic Breathing Intervention on Quality of Life of Opioid Dependent Users
Byline: Dhawan. Anju, Chopra. Anita, Jain. Raka, Yadav. Deepak, Vedamurthachar. Introduction: The quality of life (QOL) of substance users is known to be impaired. Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY), a yogic breathing program has potential to improve QOL...
Effect of Anapanasati Meditation Technique through Electrophotonic Imaging Parameters: A Pilot Study
Byline: Guru. Deo, R. Itagi, M. Thaiyar, Kushwah. Kuldeep Background: Mindfulness along with breathing is a well-established meditation technique. Breathing is an exquisite tool for exploring subtle awareness of mind and life itself. Aim: This...
Effects of Naturopathy and Yoga Intervention on CD4 Count of the Individuals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy-Report from a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sanatorium, Pune
Byline: Babu. Joseph, Pradeep. Nair, Awantika. Nanda Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the most debilitating conditions which have affected nearly 32 million people across the globe. Antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
Evaluation of an Afterschool Yoga Program for Children
Byline: Chia-Liang. Dai, Laura. Nabors, Rebecca. Vidourek, Keith. King, Ching-Chen. Chen Sir, Children have engaged in low levels of physical activity (PA) and may face increased risk for negative health outcomes. [sup][1] Afterschool programs...
Expectations and Effects of a Single Yoga Session on Pain Perception
Byline: Marie-Louise. Ferrari, Silvia. Thuraisingam, Roland. Kanel, Niklaus. Egloff Background: Several studies show yoga may benefit chronic pain management. We investigated the effect of a single yoga session on the perception of pain, measured...
Healing Altered States of Consciousness
Byline: T. Srinivasan Instability in body-mind gives rise to self-discovery and an altered state of consciousness. This is the experience of most people. Especially, when the instability portends facing bodily death, one's inner search is intense,...
Nootropic Efficacy of Satvavajaya Chikitsaand Ayurvedic Drug Therapy: A Comparative Clinical Exposition
Byline: Hetal. Amin, Rohit. Sharma Introduction: Ayurveda is known for philosophical basis, and its approach to psychological ailments is quite different from conventional system of management. Satvavajaya Chikitsa (Ayurvedic psychotherapy) is a...
Positive Effect of Yoga on Cardiorespiratory Fitness: A Pilot Study
Byline: Elika. Sovova, Vit. Cajka, Dalibor. Pastucha, Jana. Malincikova, Lenka. Radova, Marketa. Sovova Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in developed countries. An integral part of primary prevention is physical...
Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes among Yoga Practitioners: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study in Two Districts in India
Byline: Aarti. Jagannathan, V. Narayanan, Isha. Kulkarni, Sonali. Jogdand, Subramanya. Pailoor, R. Nagarathna Introduction: Diabetes is one of the major health diseases in the world today. The efficacy of Yoga in the management of type 2 diabetes...
Resting Heart Rate Variability after Yogic Training and Swimming: A Prospective Randomized Comparative Trial
Byline: Manish. Sawane, Shilpa. Gupta Context: Resting heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the modulation of autonomic nervous system (ANS) at rest. Increased HRV achieved by the exercise is good for the cardiovascular health. However,...
Slow Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease
Byline: Ashish. Chaddha Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Much emphasis has been placed on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. While depression and anxiety increase...
Yoga, Bioenergetics and Eating Behaviors: A Conceptual Review
Byline: Arnulfo. Ramos-Jimenez, Abraham. Wall-Medrano, Rocio. Corona-Hernandez, Rosa. Hernandez-Torres Yoga is an ancient oriental discipline that emerged from mystical and philosophical concepts. Today it is practiced in the west, partly due to...
Yoga for Schizophrenia: Patients' Perspective
Byline: Ramajayam. Govindaraj, Shivarama. Varambally, Bangalore. Gangadhar Context: Yoga-based intervention is emerging as an effective add-on therapy in the management of schizophrenia. However, many barriers make it difficult for patients to avail...
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