Effects of #yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

..Eligibility criteria for selecting studies We included randomised controlled trials with a yoga intervention comprising ≥50% physical activity in adults with a recognised diagnosed mental disorder according to DSM-3, 4 or 5. Results 19 studies were included in the review (1080 participants) and 13 studies were included in the meta-analysis (632 participants). Disorders of depression, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, anxiety, alcohol dependence and bipolar were included. … Continue reading Effects of #yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regular Mindful #Yoga Practice as a Method to Improve Androgen Levels in Women With Polycystic #Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Holistic approaches are needed to complement existing therapies for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common disorder affecting the health of reproductive-aged females.. ..epiandrosterone, androstenedione, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, fasting blood glucose and insulin levels, and anxiety and depression scores. Results: Twenty-two women completed the 3-month intervention period, 13 in the mindful yoga group and 9 in the control group. Paired comparisons of pre- and … Continue reading Regular Mindful #Yoga Practice as a Method to Improve Androgen Levels in Women With Polycystic #Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major #Depressive Disorder After a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent #Breathing Intervention

To determine if a 12-week yoga intervention (YI) was associated with increased gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels and decreased depressive symptoms in participants with major depressive disorder (MDD). Subjects were randomized to a high-dose group (HDG) of three YIs a week and a low-dose group (LDG) of two YIs a week. ..BDI-II scores improved significantly in both groups. GABA levels from Scan-1 to Scan-3 and … Continue reading Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major #Depressive Disorder After a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent #Breathing Intervention

Psychological Function, Iyengar #Yoga, and Coherent #Breathing A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study

Evidence suggests that yoga may be an effective treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD).. ..Thirty-two participants (18 to 65 y of age) diagnosed with MDD were randomized to a high-dose group (HDG) or a low-dose group (LDG) of yoga and coherent breathing for 12 weeks. The HDG (n=15) involved three 90-minute yoga classes and four 30-minute homework sessions per week. The LDG (n=15) involved two 90-minute … Continue reading Psychological Function, Iyengar #Yoga, and Coherent #Breathing A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study

Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

..exploring the effects of chair yoga (CY), compared to music intervention (MI) and chair-based exercise (CBE) in this population. Using a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT), 3 community sites were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to CY, MI, or CBE. Participants attended twice-weekly 45-minute sessions for 12 weeks.. The CY group improved significantly in quality of life compared to the MI group .. However, no significant group … Continue reading Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial