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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332740/an-electromyographic-analysis-of-selected-asana-in-experienced-yogic-practitioners
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Kathleen Kelley, Katherine Slattery, Kaitlyn Apollo
The purpose of this study was to assess electromyographic (EMG) output of the anterior tibialis (TA), medial head of the gastrocnemius (GA), rectus femoris (RF), bicep femoris (BF), and gluteus medius (GM) in experienced yogic practitioners during selected yoga asana. A secondary purpose was to examine the differences in EMG output in unilateral V. bilateral standing yoga asana. The study was a single occasion descriptive design. Thirteen healthy yoga practitioners (1 male, 12 females, average age of 37.5) with more than five years of experience were recruited...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321984/effects-of-bhramari-pranayama-on-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, Dilara Kamaldeen, Ravishankar Pitani, Julius Amaldas, Poonguzhali Shanmugam
Pranayama, a branch of yoga practice is extremely beneficial to mankind in maintaining sound physical and mental health and this article aims to attain an insight on the studies conducted on the effectiveness of Bhramari Pranayama (Bhr.P) on health. The studies done until May 2016 were found using Medline, Embase, Google scholar and manual search. Studies conducted on the health effectiveness of Bhr.P specifically were included on the basis of prisma guidelines. The data were defined by their objectives, methodology, study setting, findings, interventions done and implications suggested in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320386/examining-the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-an-online-yoga-class-for-mood-disorders-a-moodnetwork-study
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Lisa Uebelacker, Steven C Dufour, Jacob G Dinerman, Samantha L Walsh, Casey Hearing, Lee T Gillette, Thilo Deckersbach, Andrew A Nierenberg, Lauren Weinstock, Louisa G Sylvia
BACKGROUND: Despite ongoing advances in the treatment of mood disorders, a substantial proportion of people diagnosed with major depression or bipolar disorder remain symptomatic over time. Yoga, which has been shown to reduce stress and depressive symptoms, as well as to improve overall quality of life, shows promise as an adjunctive treatment. However, dissemination of yoga for clinical populations remains challenging. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of an online yoga intervention for individuals with mood disorders...
January 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319376/the-effect-of-physical-activity-on-ptsd
#4
Lauren M Oppizzi, Reba Umberger
Although physical activity (PA) is known to reduce anxiety and depression, less is known about the effects of PA on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The author examined the state of the science regarding the effect of PA on PTSD. Three themes emerged: PA characteristics, added benefits of PA as a PTSD intervention, and theories on the method of action. Physical activity seems to be an effective adjunct therapy to reduce PTSD symptom severity. Findings are inconsistent between observational and controlled studies...
January 10, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317183/corrigendum-to-claiming-peaceful-embodiment-through-yoga-in-the-aftermath-of-trauma-compl-ther-clin-pract-21-2015-247-256
#5
Alison M Rhodes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314137/editorial-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-addition-to-having-properly-trained-dietitians-is-it-time-to-add-a-yoga-teacher-to-our-multidisciplinary-team
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EDITORIAL
J G Muir, M Iacovou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314131/editorial-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-addition-to-having-properly-trained-dietitians-is-it-time-to-add-a-yoga-teacher-to-our-multidisciplinary-team-authors-reply
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EDITORIAL
D Schumann, H Cramer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308657/the-physical-postures-of-yoga-practices-may-protect-against-depressive-symptoms-even-as-life-stressors-increase-a-moderation-analysis
#8
Rebecca A Franklin, Michael P Butler, Jacob A Bentley
Yoga contains sub-components related to its physical postures (asana), breathing methods (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). To test the hypothesis that specific yoga practices are associated with reduced psychological distress, 186 adults completed questionnaires assessing life stressors, symptom severity, and experience with each of these aspects of yoga. Each yoga sub-component was found to be negatively correlated with psychological distress indices. However, differing patterns of relationship to psychological distress symptoms were found for each yoga sub-component...
January 8, 2018: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301867/protease-signaling-regulates-apical-cell-extrusion-cell-contacts-and-proliferation-in-epithelia
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Antonino Schepis, Adrian Barker, Yoga Srinivasan, Eaman Balouch, Yaowu Zheng, Ian Lam, Hilary Clay, Chung-Der Hsiao, Shaun R Coughlin
Mechanisms that sense and regulate epithelial morphogenesis, integrity, and homeostasis are incompletely understood. Protease-activated receptor 2 (Par2), the Par2-activating membrane-tethered protease matriptase, and its inhibitor, hepatocyte activator inhibitor 1 (Hai1), are coexpressed in most epithelia and may make up a local signaling system that regulates epithelial behavior. We explored the role of Par2b in matriptase-dependent skin abnormalities in Hai1a-deficient zebrafish embryos. We show an unexpected role for Par2b in regulation of epithelial apical cell extrusion, roles in regulating proliferation that were opposite in distinct but adjacent epithelial monolayers, and roles in regulating cell-cell junctions, mobility, survival, and expression of genes involved in tissue remodeling and inflammation...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289586/yoga-classes-may-be-an-alternative-to-physiotherapy-for-people-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-synopsis
#10
Margreth Grotle, Kåre Birger Hagen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288970/yoga-and-body-image-findings-from-a-large-population-based-study-of-young-adults
#11
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Richard F MacLehose, Allison W Watts, Carly R Pacanowski, Marla E Eisenberg
This study explored the potential for yoga to promote body satisfaction in a general population of young adults. The sample included 1664 participants (M age: 31.1, SD = 1.6 years) in Project EAT, a 15-year longitudinal study. Data from the third and fourth waves (EAT-III and EAT-IV), collected five years apart, were utilized. Practicing yoga (≥30 min/week) was reported by 16.2% of young adults. After adjusting for EAT-III body satisfaction and body mass index, yoga practitioners had higher concurrent body satisfaction at EAT-IV than those not practicing yoga (difference: 1...
December 27, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284770/alternate-nostril-yoga-breathing-reduced-blood-pressure-while-increasing-performance-in-a-vigilance-test
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Shirley Telles, Sadhana Verma, Sachin Kumar Sharma, Ram Kumar Gupta, Acharya Balkrishna
BACKGROUND Reports suggest that vigilance or sustained attention increases sympathetic activity. A persistent increase in sympathetic activity can lead to an increase in blood pressure. Alternate-nostril yoga breathing has been shown to be useful to (i) improve attention and (ii) decrease the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Earlier studies did not report simultaneous recordings of the blood pressure and performance in vigilance tests after alternate-nostril yoga breathing. With this background, the present study was planned to determine if 15 minutes of alternate nostril yoga breathing could improve the performance in a vigilance test without an increase in blood pressure...
December 29, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276064/yoga-classes-may-be-an-alternative-to-physiotherapy-for-people-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-commentary
#13
Rikke Munk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275207/grey-matter-and-functional-connectivity-in-anterior-cingulate-cortex-is-associated-with-the-state-of-mental-silence-during-sahaja-yoga-meditation
#14
Sergio Elías Hernández, Alfonso Barros-Loscertales, Yaqiong Xiao, José Luis González-Mora, Katya Rubia
Some meditation techniques teach the practitioner to achieve the state of mental silence. The aim of this study was to investigate brain regions that are associated in their volume and functional connectivity with the depth of mental silence in long-term practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Twenty-three long-term practitioners of this meditation were scanned using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In order to identify the neural correlates of the depth of mental silence, we tested which grey matter volumes were correlated with the depth of mental silence and which regions these areas were functionally connected to under a meditation condition...
December 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259819/effects-of-physical-activity-on-depressive-symptoms-during-breast-cancer-survivorship-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-control-trials
#15
Efrossini D Patsou, Georgios D Alexias, Fotios G Anagnostopoulos, Michalis V Karamouzis
BackgroundBreast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women worldwide, and depressive symptoms are disturbing side effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Physical activity and exercise have emerged as an alternative treatment in handling psychological distress throughout breast cancer survivorship. AimThe aim of this review was to present the results of (1) physical activity and (2) exercise interventions in terms of type and duration regarding depressive symptoms among breast cancer survivors during and after treatment...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258214/extraction-and-analysis-of-respiratory-motion-using-wearable-inertial-sensor-system-during-trunk-motion
#16
Apoorva Gaidhani, Kee S Moon, Yusuf Ozturk, Sung Q Lee, Woosub Youm
Respiratory activity is an essential vital sign of life that can indicate changes in typical breathing patterns and irregular body functions such as asthma and panic attacks. Many times, there is a need to monitor breathing activity while performing day-to-day functions such as standing, bending, trunk stretching or during yoga exercises. A single IMU (inertial measurement unit) can be used in measuring respiratory motion; however, breathing motion data may be influenced by a body trunk movement that occurs while recording respiratory activity...
December 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251659/exercise-in-the-management-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis
#17
Elizabeth Wellsandt, Yvonne Golightly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on studies published during July 2001 to August 2017 of exercise as an intervention in knee and hip osteoarthritis, including its influence on an array of patient outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies continue to illustrate the efficacy of exercise in treating and managing osteoarthritis, with current literature more focused on the knee compared with the hip joint. Both traditional (e.g. strength, aerobic, flexibility) and more nontraditional (e...
December 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247426/asthma-a-disease-of-how-we-breathe-role-of-breathing-exercises-and-pranayam
#18
Jhuma Sankar, Rashmi Ranjan Das
To describe the role of breathing exercises or yoga and/or pranayama in the management of childhood asthma. We conducted an updated literature search and retrieved relevant literature on the role of breathing exercises or yoga and/or pranayama in the management of childhood asthma. We found that the breathing exercises or yoga and/or pranayama are generally multi-component packaged interventions, and are described as follows: Papworth technique, Buteyko technique, Yoga and/or Pranayam. These techniques primarily modify the pattern of breathing to reduce hyperventilation resulting in normalisation of CO2 level, reduction of bronchospasm and resulting breathlessness...
December 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242996/personalized%C3%A2-health-monitoring%C3%A2-system-for-managing-well-being-in-rural-areas
#19
Prema Nedungadi, Akshay Jayakumar, Raghu Raman
Rural India lacks easy access to health practitioners and medical centers, depending instead on community health workers. In these areas, common ailments that are easy to manage with medicines, often lead to medical escalations and even fatalities due to lack of awareness and delayed diagnosis. The introduction of wearable health devices has made it easier to monitor health conditions and to connect doctors and patients in urban areas. However, existing initiatives have not succeeded in providing adequate health monitoring to rural and low-literate patients, as current methods are expensive, require consistent connectivity and expect literate users...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242088/voluntarily-induced-vomiting-a-yoga-technique-to-enhance-pulmonary-functions-in-healthy-humans
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Ragavendrasamy Balakrishnan, Ramesh Mavathur Nanjundaiah, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
Vomiting is a complex autonomic reflex orchestrated by several neurological centres in the brain. Vagus, the cranial nerve plays a key role in regulation of vomiting. Kunjal Kriya (Voluntarily Induced Vomiting), is a yogic cleansing technique which involves voluntarily inducing vomiting after drinking saline water (5%) on empty stomach. This study was designed with an objective to understand the effect of voluntary induced vomiting (ViV) on pulmonary functions in experienced practitioners and novices and derive its possible therapeutic applications...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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