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Research: yoga & the heart

RESOURCES Bharshankar JR et al. Effect of yoga on cardiovascular system in subjects above 40 years. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;47:202–6 Cramer H et al. A systematic review of yoga for heart disease. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015;22(3):284–295. Cramer H et al. Effects of yoga on CVD risk factors: a systematic review & meta-analysis. Int…

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Yoga & anxiety

If you are living with anxiety, you are not alone: 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders. 80% of the time anxiety & depression are co-occurring disorders. Like depression, anxiety (GAD) is a medical condition characterized by a persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about the future. Other symptoms include: trouble sleeping * stressed out * burned out * feeling scared,…

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Research: Yoga & cancer

Patients undergoing radiotherapy who practiced a 60 minute yoga class 3 time per week for 6 weeks experienced: reduced cortisol levels improved physical functioning less fatigue (Chandwani, 2014) Cancer survivors who practiced 12 weeks of Hatha yoga for 90 minutes 2x’s a week experienced: improved sleep reduced inflammation (Kiecolt-Glaser 2014) After 7-weeks of yoga, cancer survivors experienced: reduced mood disturbance &…

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Research: yoga & women’s health

Participants who practiced 10 weeks of prenatal yoga experienced reduced depression severity by the end of the study. Yoga was safe for pregnant women & may have advantages in terms of greater acceptability than standard depression treatments. Yoga appeared to be useful for reducing anxiety toward childbirth & preventing an increase in symptoms of depression. A single session of yoga…

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Research: yoga & arthritis

RESOURCES BOOKS The Principles and Practice of Yoga and Healthcare ~ Sat Bir Singh Khalsa Yoga as Medicine ~Timothy McCall MD   STUDIES Cheung C. et al. Yoga for managing knee osteoarthritis in older women: a pilot RTC. BMC Compl & Alt Med. 2014. 14:160 Chyu MC et al. Complementary and Alternative Exercises for Management of Osteoarthritis. Arthritis. 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/364319…

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