Yoga research is a critical element in establishing yoga therapy as a recognized and respected healing modality. I am honored to continue to collaborate with UCLA and USC on privately- and NIH-funded research as we endeavor to verify yoga as an evidence-based protocol for a variety of health issues. Please select from the following articles, or choose an article of your choice from the Research Articles Menu button on top right.
In addition, The International Association of Yoga Therapists, www.iayt.org, and The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, www.nccam.nih.gov, are important resources to stay abreast of the latest research.
Yoga Empowers Seniors Study:
This yoga study was conducted to quantify the physical demands and functional adaptations of yoga poses on older adults in a 32-week study. YESS used biomechanics, applying instruments in a laboratory to learn how muscles and joints were working during the performance of yoga poses. READ MORE
Insights: From the Studio to the Lab.
My first door into yoga research opened in 2004, when I was asked to be the second teacher in a study designed to mitigate hyper- kyphosis in older adults. The study design called for two teachers instructing separate groups to determine the effectiveness of the protocol versus the effectiveness of a particular teacher. I was thrilled to be asked by my teacher to take on this role. READ MORE