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dc.contributor.authorO'Hara, Lily
dc.contributor.authorVogler, Juliane
dc.contributor.authorGregg, Jane
dc.contributor.authorBurnell, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T07:04:41Z
dc.date.available2018-03-15T07:04:41Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/688
dc.descriptionVogler, J., O'Hara, L., Gregg, J., & Burnell, F. (2011). The impact of a short-term iyengar yoga program on the health and well-being of physically inactive older adults. International journal of yoga therapy, 21(1), 61-72.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: With the current challenge of rapidly aging populations, practices such as yoga may help older adults stay physically active, healthy, and fulfilled. Methods: The impact of an 8-week Iyengar yoga program on the holistic health and well-being of physically inactive people aged 55 years and over was assessed. Thirty-eight older adults (mean age 73.21 ± 8.38 years; 19 intervention, 19 control) engaged in either twice-weekly yoga classes or con- tinued their usual daily routines. Physical health measures were muscle strength, active range of motion, respiratory function (FEV1), resting blood pressure, and immune function (salivary IgA and lysozyme). Self-perceived general, physical, mental, spiritual, and social health and well-being were assessed with the Life’s Odyssey Questionnaire and the SF12v2™ Health Survey. Results: Muscle strength, active range of motion, physical well-being, and aspects of mental well-being (emotional well-being and self-care) improved significantly in the yoga group (p < .05). Median changes in most of these variables were also significantly different from those in the control group. Conclusions: Participation in Iyengar yoga programs by older people is beneficial for health and well-being, and greater availability of such programs could improve quality of life.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)en_US
dc.subjectMind-Body Therapyen_US
dc.subjectAgingen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectFitness
dc.subjectPhysical Activity
dc.titleThe Impact of a Short-Term Iyengar Yoga Program on the Health and Well-Being of Physically Inactive Older Adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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