This page is designed to support those who attended the Yoga & Science Workshop in October, 2017, as well as anyone curious about this topic! We especially want to connect with our students who are health care professionals who would like to share their yoga love with clients and patients.
The resources listed and links here will help connect you to books, research, citations and links for more information and home practices.
For those of you who attended our workshop, we welcome your feedback, we are happy to answer any questions, and would love to include you in our "testimonials" for the program. You can contact us, here. All questions/comments go directly to Sheila.
The Give Back Yoga Foundation Their programs include: Mindful Yoga Therapy: Helping Veterans (and anyone dealing with trauma) to a calm body & mind. Eat Breathe Thrive: Supporting positive body image through yoga and community. Prison Yoga Project: Teaching incarcerated men and women non-violent problem resolution. yoga4cancer: Helping cancer survivors manage the side effects of treatment with yoga. Yoga of 12-Step Recovery: Supporting addiction recovery and relapse prevention through yoga. The Hard and The Soft Yoga Teacher Training: Training Teachers not just in the physical practice of yoga but to be leaders in their communities and to participate in the healing of the world.
"The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care". Editors, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen, Timothy McCall, Shirley Telles
"Yoga As Medicine, The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing". By Timothy McCall, M.D.
"Yoga for Warriors, Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind." By Beryl Bender Birch
MBRP (Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention) and Addiction:
1Khanna S, Greeson JM. A Narrative Review of Yoga and Mindfulness as Complementary Therapies for Addiction. Complementary therapies in medicine. 2013;21(3):244-252. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.01.008. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2010 Jun;78(3):362-74. doi: 10.1037/a0019172.
Yoga and Anxiety in Young Musicians:
Yoga ameliorates performance anxiety and mood disturbance in young professional musicians, Khalsa, S.B.S., Shorter, S.M., Cope, S. et al. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback (2009) 34: 279. doi:10.1007/s10484-009-9103-4
Meditation in Depressive Care Givers:
Lavretsky H, Siddarth P, Nazarian N, et al. A pilot study of yogic meditation for family dementia caregivers with depressive symptoms: Effects on mental health, cognition, and telomerase activity. International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 2013;28(1):57-65. doi:10.1002/gps.3790.
PTSD and Combat Stress:
1: Carolyn C. Stoller, Jon H. Greuel, Lucy S. Cimini, Mary S. Fowler, Jane A. Koomar; "Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel." Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(1):59-68. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.001230
2: Carter J, Gerbarg PL, Brown RP, Ware RS, D’Ambrosio C, et al. (2013) "Multi-Component Yoga Breath Program for Vietnam Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Randomized Controlled Trial". J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:3.
1: "Effects of yoga on cardiovascular disease risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis"., Cramer H, Lauche R, Haller H, SteckhanMichalsen A, Dobos G. Int J Cardiol. 2014 May 1;173(2):170-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.02.017. Epub 2014 Feb 25. Review. PMID: 24636547
2: "Effects of yoga on inflammation and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure"., Pullen PR, Nagamia SH, Mehta PK, Thompson WR, Benardot D, Hammoud R, Parrott JM, Sola S, Khan BV J Card Fail. 2008 Jun;14(5):407-13. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2007.12.007. Epub 2008 May 27. PMID: 18514933
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2017) 21, 30e34 The effect of Bikram yoga on endothelial function in young and middle-aged and older adults Stacy D. Hunter, PhD a,b,*, Mandeep S. Dhindsa, MD a, Emily Cunningham, MEd a, Takashi Tarumi, PhD a, Mohammed Alkatan, PhD a, Nantinee Nualnim, PhD a, Ahmed Elmenshawy, MS a, Hirofumi Tanaka, PhD a a Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA b Pure Action, Inc., Austin, TX 78703, USA Received 31 March 2016; received in revised form 9 May 2016; accepted 1 June 2016
Type 2 Diabetes:
1: "A review of yoga programs for four leading risk factors of chronic diseases".Yang K., Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2007 Dec;4(4):487-91. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nem154. PMID: 18227916