International Journal of Yoga

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, May-August

Anatomical Correlation of Core Muscle Activation in Different Yogic Postures
Byline: Mrithunjay. Rathore, Soumitra. Trivedi, Jessy. Abraham, Manisha. Sinha Faulty postures due to sedentary lifestyle cause weakening of core muscles which contributes to increased incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Although a few...
Biophotons as Subtle Energy Carriers
Byline: T. Srinivasan Introduction Subtle energy research in Qi and prana is leading us into myriad labyrinths of scientific trails. Qi, the Chinese energy equivalent of Prana, is measured in acupuncture systems and its flow is directed for promoting...
Effect of Lotus Posture on Acupuncture Meridian Energies: A Controlled Trial
Byline: Kuntal. Ghosh, Alex. Hankey, T. Srinivasan Background: Many studies have assessed Yoga practices using instruments such as AcuGraph, which measures conductances at Jing-Well points of acupuncture meridians. Such studies find that participation...
Effect of Selected Yogic Practices on Pain and Disability in Patients with Lumbar Spondylitis
Byline: Rajesh. Manik, Ashok. Mahapatra, Rajendra. Gartia, Sumit. Bansal, Ashis. Patnaik Aim: The study was designed to find the effect of selected yogic practices on lumbar spondylitis. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized...
Heart Rate Variability Changes during and after the Practice of Bhramari Pranayama
Byline: L. Nivethitha, N. Manjunath, A. Mooventhan Background: Yoga is an ancient Indian science as well as the way of life. Pranayama is one of the most important yogic practices. Bhramari pranayama was shown to produce a reduction in blood pressure...
Hydration and Hot Yoga: Encouragement, Behaviors, and Outcomes
Byline: Casey. Mace Firebaugh, Brandon. Eggleston Context: Currently, the literature on hot yoga is lacking, and there is still much to understand regarding the safety of these practices. However, one point of safety often emphasized is hydration...
Longitudinal and Immediate Effect of Kundalini Yoga on Salivary Levels of Cortisol and Activity of Alpha-Amylase and Its Effect on Perceived Stress
Byline: Jocelyn. Garcia-Sesnich, Mauricio. Flores, Marcela. Rios, Jorge. Aravena Context: Stress is defined as an alteration of an organism's balance in response to a demand perceived from the environment. Diverse methods exist to evaluate physiological...
Mental Stress: Neurophysiology and Its Regulation by Sudarshan Kriya Yoga
Byline: Sushil. Chandra, Amit. Jaiswal, Ram. Singh, Devendra. Jha, Alok. Mittal Aim: The present study focuses on analyzing the effects of Sudarshan Kriya yoga (SKY) on EEG as well as ECG signals for stress regulation. To envision the regulation...
The Hatayogaprad?pik?: Jyotsn?yut?
Byline: Raghavendra. Bhat, T. Srinivasan English translation and commentary by: Dr. Kausthub Desikachar Publisher: Media Garuda, Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation, Chennai, India Year: 2016 Pages: 444 Price: Rs. 995 [INLINE:1]...
The Impact of the “Yogic Lifestyle” on Cancer Prognosis and Survival: Can We Target Cancer Stem Cells with Yoga?
Byline: Kavita. Beri Cancer has recently been known to originate from stem cell-like cells, called cancer stem cells (CSCs). Their unique properties of self-duplication, multiplication, as well as migration give the CSC resistance over conventional...
Yoga Practice Improves the Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Byline: Ashutosh. Chauhan, Deepak. Semwal, Satyendra. Mishra, Ruchi. Semwal Background: Yoga, an ancient Indian system of exercise and therapy is an art of good living or an integrated system for the benefit of the body, mind, and inner spirit....
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