Research

Since its inception, IYNAUS' Yoga Research Committee has been committed to fostering Iyengar Yoga research in order to show the benefits of Iyengar yoga as a means of improving mental, physical, and spiritual health. On this site you will find a compilation of research involving Iyengar Yoga, from sources including research and medical journals to articles written by health professionals within the Iyengar community.

It is our aim that the collation of these findings will create a broader picture of Iyengar Yoga and the way this particular practice of yoga is being seen and utilized in yoga and medical communities worldwide. We also aspire to illuminate gaps in our research and knowledge, inspiring further investigation and publication in order to create more visibility for Iyengar Yoga. We encourage the Iyengar community to utilize this website and contribute any new information that is discovered or published. Please send citations and links to: generalmanager@iynaus.org

We hope that our work, combined with the committed efforts of the National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, will further the study of yoga and engender awareness and acceptance of alternative forms of health care.

AGING

AMYTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

ANXIETY/DEPRESSION AND STRESS

ARTHRITIS

ASTHMA

BACK PAIN

BREAST CANCER

CANCER

CARDIAC HEALTH

  • Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, et al. (2013) Effect of Yoga on Arrhythmia Burden, Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation – The YOGA My Heart Study. ( Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 61, Issue 11)
    Retrieved from http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1567301

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

  • Donesky-Cuenco, et al. (2009) Yoga therapy decreases dyspnea-related distress and improves functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
    Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3051406/

DIABETES

GENERAL HEALTH & WELL BEING

HYPERTENSION

IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

MENOPAUSE

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

NECK PAIN

OVARIAN CANCER

PANCREATITIS

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

SPINAL CORD INJURY