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International Journal of Yoga

Manoj Kumar Sharma, Hemant Bhargav
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July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Anugraha Balamurugan, Krishnagopal Srikanth
Sirsasana is a type of headstand postural yoga in which the body is completely inverted. It is performed with or without wall support. In this position, the body is held upright supported by the forearms, while the crown of the head rests lightly on the floor. This is an advanced pose and should be attempted under the supervision of a qualified yoga instructor. The practice of Sirsasana is postulated to increase blood flow to the brain, improving memory, and other intellectual functions. It is also known to cause causes raised intraocular pressure, decompression retinopathy, glaucomatous visual field defects, central retinal vein occlusion, progression of glaucoma, optic neuropathy, and conjunctival varix thrombosis...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Sonal Mathur, Mahendra Prakash Sharma, Srikala Bharath
Depression is the most common mental illness in the elderly, and cost-effective treatments are required. Therefore, this study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on depressive symptoms, mindfulness skills, acceptance, and quality of life across four domains in patients with late-onset depression. A single case design with pre- and post-assessment was adopted. Five patients meeting the specified inclusion and exclusion criteria were recruited for the study and assessed on the behavioral analysis pro forma, geriatric depression scale, Hamilton depression rating scale, Kentucky inventory of mindfulness skills, Acceptance and Action Questionnaire II, The World Health Organization quality of life Assessment Brief version (WHOQO-L-BREF)...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Reshma Mohamed Ansari
Breath, the vital force of life, is controlled positively by pranayama to ensure homeostasis and wellbeing in humans. Kapalabhati is the rapid breathing technique of pranayama, which is considered as a cure for various ailments. The possible use of this technique to combat metabolic syndrome (MS) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has been discussed in this article. Various published literature from PubMed, Scopus, and theses were reviewed to reinforce the hypothesis that this technique is the answer to ailments due to modernization...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
JĂșlia C Folleto, Keila Rg Pereira, Nadia Cristina Valentini
BACKGROUND: In recent years, yoga programs in childhood have been implemented in schools, to promote the development for children. AIM: To investigate the effects of yoga program in physical education classes on the motor abilities and social behavior parameters of 6-8-year-old children. METHODS: The study included 16 children from the 1(st) grade of a public elementary school in the South of Brazil. The children participated in a 12-week intervention, twice weekly, with 45 min each session...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
S R Narahari, Madhur Guruprasad Aggithaya, Liselotte Thernoe, Kuthaje S Bose, Terence J Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Vaqas and Ryan (2003) advocated yoga and breathing exercises for lymphedema. Narahari et al. (2007) developed an integrative medicine protocol for lower-limb lymphedema using yoga. Studies have hypothesized that yoga plays a similar role as that of central manual lymph drainage of Foldi's technique. This study explains how we have used yoga and breathing as a self-care intervention for breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). METHODS: The study outcome was to create a yoga protocol for BCRL...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Rajashree Ranjita, Sumati Badhai, Alex Hankey, Hongasandra R Nagendra
CONTEXT: Psychological comorbidities are prevalent in coal miners with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and contribute to the severity of the disease reducing their health status. Yoga has been shown to alleviate depression and anxiety associated with other chronic diseases but in COPD not been fully investigated. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the role of yoga on health status, depression, and anxiety in coal miners with COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized trial with two study arms (yoga and control), which enrolled 81 coal miners, ranging from 36 to 60 years with stage II and III stable COPD...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Latha Satish, V Subbu Lakshmi
CONTEXT: An individualized approach of providing yoga support can address many of the disease-related concerns indicated in the management of diabetes, specifically the impact on other life activities and long-term functional wellbeing. AIM: To analyze the role of regular yoga practice as a self-management approach to achieve glycemic control and psychological wellbeing in Type II diabetic patients. METHODS: Ninety-one subjects of both sexes responded to the announcement and consented to participate in the study...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Christiane Brems, Dharmakaya Colgan, Heather Freeman, Jillian Freitas, Lauren Justice, Margaret Shean, Kari Sulenes
BACKGROUND: The practice of yoga has a long history as an integrated lifestyle science. Those who have practiced yoga in its full form (including all eight traditional aspects) find that it touches almost every aspect of their inter- and intra-personal lives. Despite this rich history, the West has adopted limited aspects of yoga practice. When understood narrowly as a physical fitness practice, healthful benefits of yoga may be lost, possibly promoting body-consciousness and injury instead...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Soubhagyalaxmi Mohanty, Alex Hankey, Balaram Pradhan, Rajashree Ranjita
CONTEXT: Childhood visual deficiency impairs children's neuro-psychomotor development, considerably affecting physical, mental, social, and emotional health. Yoga's multifaceted approach may help children with visual impairment (VI) to cope with their challenges. AIM: This study aimed to develop a special protocol for teaching yoga to children with VI, and to evaluate their preferred method of learning. METHODS: The study was carried out at Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, Bengaluru, South India...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Anupama Tyagi, Marc Cohen
Heart rate variability (HRV) has been used as a proxy for health and fitness and indicator of autonomic regulation and therefore, appears well placed to assess the changes occurring with mind.-body practices that facilitate autonomic balance. While many studies suggest that yoga influences HRV, such studies have not been systematically reviewed. We aimed to systematically review all published papers that report on yoga practices and HRV. A comprehensive search of multiple databases was conducted and all studies that reported a measure of HRV associated with any yoga practice were included...
July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
T M Srinivasan
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July 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Prabhakar Srinivasapuram Krishnacharya
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January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Brandon J George, TaShauna U Goldsby, Andrew W Brown, Peng Li, David B Allison
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January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Muriel Francoise Strahm, Marc Cohen, Simon Borg-Olivier
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January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Stephanie Y Evans
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January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Michaela L Scroggins, Lyn G Litchke, Ting Liu
This case focused on a 7-year-old boy with Apert and Asperger's syndrome who attended 8, 45 min multisensory yoga sessions, twice a week, during 4-week camp. Results from the pre- and post-tests on Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Social Skills Assessment showed improvements in the total score changes from 19 to 7 for disruptive behaviors. Sparks Target Behavior Checklist scores changed from eight to one showing progression in ability to stay on task. Yoga Pose Rating Scale displayed the transformation in total scores from 80 = emerging to 115 = consistency in pose performance...
January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Nathan Anthony Peters, Rebecca A Schlaff
CONTEXT: A popular form of pregnancy physical activity (PA) is prenatal yoga. However, little is known about the intensity and energy cost of this practice. AIMS: To examine the energy cost and intensity level of prenatal yoga. METHODS: Pregnant women in a prenatal yoga class (n = 19) wore a Sense Wear Armband during eleven 60 min classes each, and self-reported demographic variables, height and weight, prepregnancy weight, and PA behaviors and beliefs...
January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Sushil Chandra, Greeshma Sharma, Alok Prakash Mittal, Devendra Jha
AIMS: The present study focuses on analyzing the effects of Sudarshan Kriya yoga (SKY) on brain signals during a working memory (WM) task. To envision the significant effects of SKY on WM capacity (WMC), we chose a control group for contriving a cogent comparison that could be corroborated using statistical tests. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 25 subjects were taken in the study, of which 10 were allotted to a control group and 15 to an experimental group. Electroencephalograph was taken during a WM task, which was an automated operation span test before and after SKY with 90 days intervals...
January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
Camila Ferreira Vorkapic
BACKGROUND: Many yoga texts make reference to the importance of mental health and the use of specific techniques in the treatment of mental disorders. Different concepts utilized in modern psychology may not come with contemporary ideas, instead, they seem to share a common root with ancient wisdom. AIMS: The goal of this perspective article is to correlate modern techniques used in psychology and psychiatry with yogic practices, in the treatment of mental disorders...
January 2016: International Journal of Yoga
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