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(March 18, 2013)
Summary: California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco 94115, USA. BACKGROUND: Although emerging evidence during the past several decades suggests that psychosocial factors can directly influence both physiologic function and health outcomes, medicine had failed to move beyond the biomedical model, in part because of lack of exposure to the evidence base supporting the biopsychosocial model. The […]
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(December 8, 2002)
Summary: J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Dec;8(6):797-812. National Center for Environmental Assessment, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA. raub.james@epa.gov Yoga has become increasingly popular in Western cultures as a means of exercise and fitness training; however, it is still depicted as trendy as evidenced by an April 2001 Time magazine cover story on “The Power of […]
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(October 18, 2001)
Summary: Prev Cardiol 2001 Autumn;4(4):165-170 Department of Exercise Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616. Ten healthy, untrained volunteers (nine females and one male), ranging in age from 18-27 years, were studied to determine the effects of hatha yoga practice on the health-related aspects of physical fitness, including muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory […]
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(June 26, 2001)
Summary: Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2001 Jun;26(2):147-53 San Francisco State University, California, USA. Click here to send e-mail E-mail addressYour nameMessageThis field should not visible SubmitClear This study explores the physiological correlates of a highly practiced Kundalini Yoga meditator. Thoracic and abdominal breathing patterns, heart rate (HR), occipital parietal electroencephalograph (EEG), skin conductance level (SCL), and blood […]
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(January 18, 2001)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2001 Jan;45(1):37-53. efence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Delhi-110 054. A study was undertaken to observe any beneficial effect of yogic practices during training period on the young trainees. 54 trainees of 20-25 years age group were divided randomly in two groups i.e. yoga and control group. Yoga […]
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(April 18, 2000)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2000 Apr;44(2):202-6 Department of Physiology, LTMMC-LTMMGH, Sion, Mumbai. Forty eight healthy volunteers who participated in the practice of yoga over a period of 4 months were assessed on Subjective Well Being Inventory (SUBI) before and after the course in order to evaluate the effect of practice of yoga on subjective feelings […]
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(November 18, 1999)
Summary: CA Cancer J Clin 1999 Nov-Dec;49(6):362-75 Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY, USA. “Complementary and alternative” therapies are actually a vast collection of disparate, unrelated regimens and products, ranging from adjunctive modalities that effectively enhance quality of life and promising antitumor herbal remedies now under investigation, to bogus therapies that […]
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(December 18, 1998)
Summary: Nurse Pract Forum 1998 Dec;9(4):243-55 Hatha yoga and meditation as adjunctive therapies for promoting and maintaining wellness offer an excellent example of the mind-body connection at work. Hatha yoga creates balance, physically and emotionally, by using postures, or asanas, combined with breathing techniques, or pranayama. Meditation and guided imagery not only support the physical and […]
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(September 18, 1998)
Summary: J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5):563-8 College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824-1317, USA. Mind-body fitness programs use a combination of muscular activity and mindful focus on awareness of the self, breath, and energy to promote health. The ancient discipline of yoga includes physical postures and breathing and meditation techniques. Scientific evidence […]
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(October 18, 1997)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1997 Oct;41(4):409-15 Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore. The present study was conducted to compare critical flicker fusion frequency (CFF), degree of optical illusion (“di”), dexterity scores, and grip strength in three groups of subjects, viz community home girls who had learned yoga for 6 months (CHY), age-matched community home girls […]
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