In this issue
- Many of the original research articles in the 2019 edition of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy focus on yoga for mental health issues, including both a pilot and a follow-up on the effects of iRest meditation for older adults with depressive symptoms. An evaluation of a yoga protocol aimed at reducing trauma-related mental health symptoms in veterans represents a trend in the increasing number of studies on contemplative practices for trauma symptoms. Additional research articles consider emotion-focused coping in menopausal women and a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of self-care in graduate healthcare students.
Investigations with specific clinical populations include randomized controlled trials on yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation and on changes in nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease following a yoga intervention.
The 2019 volume also presents qualitative and quantitative work evaluating yoga training programs in diverse community settings: This year’s feature article, for example, explores yoga as a peacebuilding tool in a social housing complex.
- An innovative review describes psychosomatic associations of Parkinson’s disease in terms of yoga philosophy, and an interesting contribution in the methods department describes a yogic theory and practice elective in an academic setting.
- Two valuable perspective articles complete this volume: They describe evidence-based practices that facilitate the scientific study and public-health dissemination of yoga, and explore legal and ethical obligations to uphold the principles and spirit of secularism when teaching the practices in schools.
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