Vinayasa Yoga and Mood

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beth Bock, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the immediate and cumulative effects of yoga on stress and mood among young adult college students attending an 8-week program in Vinyasa yoga.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Affect Stress, Psychological Behavioral: Vinyasa yoga Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Traditional vigorous aerobic exercises (TAE), such as running and bicycling have been shown to improve mood and relieve stress. Yoga is an ancient physical and mental practice that as a form of exercise may share properties of TAE and in turn offer similar mood and stress effects. However, scientifically rigorous studies examining the psychological effects of yoga and published in peer-reviewed Western journals are rare. The aim of this research was to establish preliminary evidence for the acute effects of vinyasa yoga on mood and stress among young adults.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Vinayasa Yoga on Mood and Stress
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stress
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vinyasa yoga
Group administered 60 minute vinyasa yoga classes delivered twice weekly for 8 weeks
Behavioral: Vinyasa yoga

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult ages 18 or older
  • English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01719328

United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital- CORO building
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Beth C Bock, PhD Brown Alpert Medical School, The Miriam Hospital

Responsible Party: Beth Bock, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Miriam Hospital Identifier: NCT01719328     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT003669-01S1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 1, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Beth Bock, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital:
mind/body therapies
stress, psychological

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms