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Perceived Impact Of Yoga On Body Image Is Positive

How yoga could help people see themselves in a better light is being investigated by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In their latest study, the researchers, led by professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, interviewed 46 young adults who practiced yoga at least 30 minutes a week, on average, over the past year. […]

Yoga Plus Mindfulness Reduces Cognitive Impairment Effects

New research from a UCLA led team of neuroscientists suggests that we can one more to the list of yoga’s benefits. A three-month course of yoga and meditation practice, the team found, helped reduce the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It was even more effective than […]

Yoga Improves Quality Of Life For Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Yoga improves quality of life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to new research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Heart rate and blood pressure also decreased in patients who did yoga. Said Maria Wahlström, a nurse and PhD candidate at Sophiahemmet University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. “Many patients […]

Less Arthritis Pain After 8 Weeks Of Yoga

Yoga can make people with arthritis feel better both physically and mentally, according to a study of patients who suffer from knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two common forms of the disease. Arthritis, a painful inflammation and stiffening of the joints, is a leading cause of disability, affecting one in five adults, most younger than […]

Yoga Shows Promise For Prenatal Depression

A small pilot study finds evidence suggesting that yoga could help pregnant women with significant depression reduce the severity of the mood disorder. Lead author Cynthia Battle, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a psychologist at Butler and Women & Infants hospitals, says she learned […]