Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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ISSN: 2157-7595

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Rosie Robson

Rosie Robson
MSc Health Sciences student, Department of Health Sciences, University of York,

  • Research Article
    A Critical Assessment of the Acute Effects of Yoga and Cardiovascular Exercise on Markers of Mood and Stress
    Author(s): Rosie RobsonRosie Robson

    Both yoga and exercise have been suggested as an effective method of alleviating depressive disorders, along with being shown to uplift mood and increase positivity, even when not clinically depressed. Objectives: The aim of this trial was to examine the efficaciousness of yoga and exercise in acutely improving mood in non-depressed participants. Methods: This study involved female participants of a yoga group (n=8) and an exercise group (n=7). Participants completed a Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire before undertaking a sixty minute class. An identical POMS questionnaire was then completed immediately after the class had ended. Results: There was a main effect of trial (p=0.049) on anger; participants of the exercise class displayed higher levels of anger than participants of yoga. There was no main effect on fatigue for trial or time (p=0.244 and p=0.270 respectively). T.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000105

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