Yoga & stress

Studies show yoga can dramatically improve a patient hormone profile lowering the high levels of adrenaline & other fight or flight hormones released in response to stress.



The Principles and Practice of Yoga and Healthcare ~ Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
Yoga for Depression ~Amy Weintraub
Yoga as Medicine ~Timothy McCall MD
Yoga Rx ~Larry Payne PhD & Dr Richard Usatine


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Köhn M et al. Medical yoga for patients with stress-related symptoms & diagnoses in primary health care: a RCT. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013:215348.
Michalsen A et al. Rapid stress reduction & anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a 3-month intensive yoga program. Med Sci Monit. 2005;11:CR555–61. 
Satyapriya M, et al. Effect of integrated yoga on stress & heart rate variability in pregnant women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009;104(3):218–222.
Smith C, Hancock H et al. A randomized comparative trial of yoga & relaxation to reduce stress & anxiety. Complement Ther Med. 2007;15(2):77–83.