Research on the Impact of Yoga – More

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we summarize research findings related to yoga that aren’t covered in other research summaries.


Be prepared to cite research related to the effects of various yoga protocols and the effects on various factors including: feelings, Hot Yoga, body-inclusive yoga classes, strength-building, hypertension and more.


Explain the findings of research on how posture affects feelings and the findings from various studies regarding the effects of Hot Yoga. Explain what researchers found when studying “body-inclusive yoga classes.” Describe the findings from a Forbes article on how yoga might save the U.S. trillions of dollars. Describe the results found when sedentary college students practiced vinyasa yoga and the results from three studies regarding yoga and strength-building. Describe the results of a randomized, controlled clinical trial on a group of African Americans with hypertension who practiced 20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation twice a day.

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