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.
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.
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.
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