Research on the therapeutic benefits of Yoga has gradually expanded. This research can help Yoga teachers and therapists attain a deeper understanding of the practice of Yoga. The articles listed below can be purchased on the online database PubMed. If you are interested in keeping up with the literature and research on the therapeutic benefits of Yoga, the International Association of Yoga Therapists allows members to access an updated list of publications on their website.
Research on Yoga 2008
Chuntharapat S., Petpichetchian W., Hatthakit U. (2008). Yoga during pregnancy: effects on maternal comfort, labor pain and birth outcomes. Complement Ther Clin Pract. May 14(2):105-15.
Galantino M.L., Galbavy R., Quinn L. (2008). Therapeutic effects of yoga for children: a systematic review of the literature. Pediatr Phys Ther. 20(1):66-80.
Jha A. (2008). Yoga therapy for schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2008 May;117(5):397.
Lipton L. (2008). Using yoga to treat disease: an evidence-based review. JAAPA. 2008 Feb;21(2):34-6, 38, 41
Lundgren T., Dahl J., Yardi N., Melin L. (2008). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and yoga for drug-refractory epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Machleidt W., Ziegenbein M. (2008). An appreciation of yoga-therapy in the treatment of schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 117(5):397-8.
Moadel, A.B., Shah, C., Wylie-Rosett, J., Harris, M.S., Patel, S.R., Hall, C.B., & Sparano, J.A. (2008). Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga among a Multiethnic Sample of Breast Cancer Patients: Effects on Quality of Life. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(28), 4387-95.
Oestreicher P. (2007). Help patients integrate yoga into cancer care. ONS Connect 23(4): 20-1.
Pullen P.R., Nagamia S.H., Mehta P.K., Thompson W.R., Benardot D., Hammoud R., Parrott J.M., Sola S., Khan B.V. (2008). Effects of yoga on inflammation and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure. J Card Fail. 2008 Jun;14(5):407-13.
Rao, R.M., Telles, S., Nagendra, H.R., Nagarathna R., Gopinath, K.S., Srinath, S., & Srikantaiah, C.(2008). Effects of Yoga on Natural Killer Cell Counts in Early Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Conventional Treatment. Medical Science Monitor, 14(2), LE3-4.
Research on Yoga 2007
Chen, K.M., Tseng, W.S., Ting, L.F., & Huang, G.F. (2007). Development and Evaluation of a Yoga Exercise Program for Older Adults. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57(4), 432-41.
Duraiswamy, G., Thirthalli, J., Nagendra, H.R., Gangadhar, B.N.(2007). Yoga Therapy as an Add-on Treatment in the Management of Patients with Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 116, 226-32.
John, P.J., Sharma, N., Sharma, C.M., & Kankane, A. (2007). Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy in the Treatment of Migraine Without Aura: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Headache, 47, 654-61.
Khatri, D., Mathur, K.C., Gahlot, S., Jain, S., & Agrawal, R.P. (2007). Effects of Yoga and Meditation on Clinical and Biochemical Parameters of Metabolic Syndrome. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. E-published ahead of print.
Lane, J.D., Seskevich, J.E., & Pieper, C.F. (2007). Brief Meditation Training Can Improve Perceived Stress and Mood. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 13(1), 38-44.
Mitchell, K.S., Mazzeo, S.E., Rausch, S.M., & Cooke, K. L. (2007). Innovative interventions for disordered eating: evaluating dissonance-based and yoga interventions. The International Journal Of Eating Disorders, 40(2), 120-128.
Sareen, S., Kumari, V., Gajebasia, K. S., & Gajebasia, N. K. (2007). Yoga: a tool for improving the quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. World Journal Of Gastroenterology: WJG, 13(3), 391-397.
Streeter, C.C., Jensen, J.E., Perlmutter, R.M., Cabral, H.J., Tian, H., Terhune, D.B., Ciraulo, D.A., & Renshaw, P.F. (2007). Yoga Asana Sessions Increase Brain GABA Levels: A Pilot Study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13, 419-26.