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Meditation Boosts Health, Self-Esteem for Inner-City Patients...

Mindful meditation and yoga improved the self esteem of inner-city participants in a community health program in Meriden, Conn. The English and Spanish-speaking patients in the program reported a significant improvement in their physical and mental health, with a many patients noting dramatic changes in attitudes, beliefs, habits, and behaviors. "Mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction: experience with a bilingual inner-city program," by B. Roth and T. Creaser (Stress Reduction Program, Community Health Center, Meriden, Conn.), in Nurse Practitioner, March 22, 1997. Abstract.

Asthma Sufferers Show Quick Improvement after Yoga Training...

Asthma sufferers showed significant improvement following a seven day yoga training program. "Study of pulmonary and autonomic functions of asthma patients after yoga training," by A.A. Khanam, U. Sachdeva, R. Guleria and K.K. Deepak (Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi) in Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oct. 24, 1996.  Abstract.

Yoga Rx Helps Obsessive Compulsives...

The use of yoga breathing shows promising results in the treatment obsessive compulsive disorders. "Clinical case report: efficacy of yogic techniques in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders," by D.S. Shannahoff-Khalsa and L.R. Beckett (Research Group for Mind-Body Dynamics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla Calif.), in International Journal of Neuroscience, March 1996.

Yoga Practice Reduces Seizures in Epileptic Patients...

After six months of practicing Sahaja yoga, epileptic patients reported an 86 percent reduction in the number of seizures. "Effect of Sahaja yoga practice on seizure control & EEG changes in patients of epilepsy," by U. Panjwani, W. Selvamurthy, S.H. Singh, H.L. Gupta, L. Thakur and U.C. Rai (Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India) in Indian Journal of Medical Research, March . Full abstract.

 

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