Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy Through the Lens of Positive Psychology Theory and Neuroscience

FAU Undergraduate Research Journal

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Title Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy Through the Lens of Positive Psychology Theory and Neuroscience
Creator Trulson, Haylee F.
Vernon, Laura
Description Therapeutic interventions incorporatingmindfulness have proliferated as complementarytreatment. One adjunct mindfulness interventionthat warrants further study is Yoga; a physical andspiritual practice to facilitate a mind-body connection.Research has shown a consistent yoga practice can affectcognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing andmay be effective for reducing symptoms of anxiety anddepression. Neuroimaging studies have begun to explorethe neurophysiological benefits to determine whetherthese are specific to yoga or present in metabolicallyequivalent forms of exercise. The objective of this paper isto review empirical literature on the benefits of yoga andexamine whether current positive psychology theory andneuroscience research offer support for yoga as an adjuncttherapy.
Publisher Florida Atlantic University
Date 2019-06-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source FAU Undergraduate Research Journal; Vol 8 No 1 (2019): FAU Undergraduate Research Journal; 64
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 FAU Undergraduate Research Journal

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