This is a bibliography of many of the latest modern yoga research articles. These have a focus on yoga and therapy, broadly considered.
Yoga research is being conducted throughout the world at many leading Institutions. There is enormous interest in yoga’s benefits for health, longevity, and improving quality of life.
For the most part, these yoga research articles in peer-reviewed, reputable science journals. We also list some more popular yoga research publications that are well-researched and citing responsible studies.
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Yoga Research about Yoga and Therapy
Alexander, Gina K, Ann Gill Taylor, Karen E Innes, Pamela Kulbok, and Terry K Selfe. “Contextualizing the Effects of Yoga Therapy on Diabetes Management: A Review of the Social Determinants of Physical Activity.” Family & Community Health 31, no. 3 (2008): 228.
Bangalore, N Gangadhar, and Shivarama Varambally. “Yoga Therapy for Schizophrenia.” International Journal of Yoga 5, no. 2 (2012): 85.
Behera, D. “Yoga Therapy in Chronic Bronchitis.” The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 46, no. 2 (1998): 207–8.
Behere, R V, R Arasappa, A Jagannathan, S Varambally, G Venkatasubramanian, J Thirthalli, D K Subbakrishna, H R Nagendra, and B N Gangadhar. “Effect of Yoga Therapy on Facial Emotion Recognition Deficits, Symptoms and Functioning in Patients with Schizophrenia.” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 123, no. 2 (2011): 147–53.
Cabral, Patricia, Hilary B Meyer, and Donna Ames. “Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Meta-Analysis.” The Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders 13, no. 4 (2011).
Chandler, Karen. “The Emerging Field of Yoga Therapy.” Hawaii Medical Journal 60, no. 11 (2001).
Chattha, Ritu, Nagarathna Raghuram, Padmalatha Venkatram, and Nagendra R Hongasandra. “Treating the Climacteric Symptoms in Indian Women with an Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy: A Randomized Control Study.” Menopause 15, no. 5 (2008): 862–70.
Cook-Cottone, Catherine. “Dosage as a Critical Variable in Yoga Therapy Research.” International Journal of Yoga Therapy 23, no. 2 (2013): 11–12.
Danhauer, Suzanne C, Elizabeth L Addington, Stephanie J Sohl, Alejandro Chaoul, and Lorenzo Cohen. “Review of Yoga Therapy during Cancer Treatment.” Supportive Care in Cancer 25, no. 4 (2017): 1357–72.
Donesky-Cuenco, DorAnne, Huong Q Nguyen, Steven Paul, and Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman. “Yoga Therapy Decreases Dyspnea-Related Distress and Improves Functional Performance in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 15, no. 3 (2009): 225–34.
Duraiswamy, Ganesan, Jagadisha Thirthalli, H R Nagendra, and B N Gangadhar. “Yoga Therapy as an Add‐on Treatment in the Management of Patients with Schizophrenia–a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica116, no. 3 (2007): 226–32.
Ebnezar, John, Raghuram Nagarathna, and Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra Bali Yogitha. “Effect of Integrated Yoga Therapy on Pain, Morning Stiffness and Anxiety in Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint: A Randomized Control Study.” International Journal of Yoga 5, no. 1 (2012): 28.
Ebnezar, John, Raghuram Nagarathna, Yogitha Bali, and Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra. “Effect of an Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy on Quality of Life in Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint: A Randomized Control Study.” International Journal of Yoga 4, no. 2 (2011): 55.
Ebnezar, John, Raghuram Nagarathna, Bali Yogitha, and Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra. “Effects of an Integrated Approach of Hatha Yoga Therapy on Functional Disability, Pain, and Flexibility in Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint: A Randomized Controlled Study.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 18, no. 5 (2012): 463–72.
Gangadhar, B N, and Shivarama Varambally. “Yoga as Therapy in Psychiatric Disorders: Past, Present, and Future.” Biofeedback 39, no. 2 (2011): 60–63.
Goyeche, John R M. “Yoga as Therapy in Psychosomatic Medicine.” Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 31, no. 1–4 (1979): 373–81.
Goyeche, John R M, Y Abo, and Y Ikemi. “Asthma: The Yoga Perspective Part II: Yoga Therapy in the Treatment of Asthma.” Journal of Asthma 19, no. 3 (1982): 189–201.
Guner, Senem, and Fatma Inanici. “Yoga Therapy and Ambulatory Multiple Sclerosis Assessment of Gait Analysis Parameters, Fatigue and Balance.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 19, no. 1 (2015): 72–81.
Jain, S C, and B Talukdar. “Evaluation of Yoga Therapy Programme for Patients of Bronchial Asthma.” Singapore Medical Journal 34 (1993): 306.
Jain, Suresh C, Alka Uppal, S O D Bhatnagar, and B Talukdar. “A Study of Response Pattern of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetics to Yoga Therapy.” Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 19, no. 1 (1993): 69–74.
Jayaram, N, S Varambally, R V Behere, G Venkatasubramanian, R Arasappa, R Christopher, and B N Gangadhar. “Effect of Yoga Therapy on Plasma Oxytocin and Facial Emotion Recognition Deficits in Patients of Schizophrenia.” Indian Journal of Psychiatry 55, no. Suppl 3 (2013): S409.
John, P J, Neha Sharma, Chandra M Sharma, and Arvind Kankane. “Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy in the Treatment of Migraine without Aura: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 47, no. 5 (2007): 654–61.
Khalsa, S B. “Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention.” Principles and Practice of Stress Management 3 (2007): 449–62.
Krishna, Bandi Hari, Pravati Pal, G K Pal, J Balachander, E Jayasettiaseelon, Y Sreekanth, M G Sridhar, and G S Gaur. “Effect of Yoga Therapy on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Cardiac Autonomic Function in Heart Failure.” Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR 8, no. 1 (2014): 14.
Latha, D R, and K V Kaliappan. “Efficacy of Yoga Therapy in the Management of Headaches.” Journal of Indian Psychology, 1992.
Madanmohan, Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, G Dayanidy, Zeena Sanjay, and Ishwar V Basavaraddi. “Effect of Yoga Therapy on Reaction Time, Biochemical Parameters and Wellness Score of Peri and Post-Menopausal Diabetic Patients.” International Journal of Yoga 5, no. 1 (2012): 10.
Monro, Robin. “Yoga Therapy.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 1, no. 4 (1997): 215–18.
Nagendra, H R, and R Nagarathna. “An Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy for Bronchial Asthma: A 3–54-Month Prospective Study.” Journal of Asthma 23, no. 3 (1986): 123–37.
Okonta, Nkechi Rose. “Does Yoga Therapy Reduce Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension?: An Integrative Review.” Holistic Nursing Practice 26, no. 3 (2012): 137–41.
Radhakrishna, Shantha. “Application of Integrated Yoga Therapy to Increase Imitation Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” International Journal of Yoga 3, no. 1 (2010): 26.
Radhakrishna, Shantha, Raghuram Nagarathna, and H R Nagendra. “Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 1, no. 2 (2010): 120.
Ripoll, Emmey, and Dawn Mahowald. “Hatha Yoga Therapy Management of Urologic Disorders.” World Journal of Urology 20, no. 5 (2002): 306–9.
Sathyaprabha, T N, P Satishchandra, C Pradhan, S Sinha, B Kaveri, K Thennarasu, B T C Murthy, and T R Raju. “Modulation of Cardiac Autonomic Balance with Adjuvant Yoga Therapy in Patients with Refractory Epilepsy.” Epilepsy & Behavior 12, no. 2 (2008): 245–52.
Stephens, Ina. “Medical Yoga Therapy.” Children 4, no. 2 (2017): 12.
Stiles, Mukunda. Structural Yoga Therapy: Adapting to the Individual. Weiser Books, 2000.
Sudarshan, Monisha, Andrea Petrucci, Sinziana Dumitra, Jodie Duplisea, Sharon Wexler, and Sarkis Meterissian. “Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 19, no. 4 (2013): 227–29.
Sullivan, Marlysa B, Matt Erb, Laura Schmalzl, Steffany Moonaz, Jessica Noggle Taylor, and Stephen W Porges. “Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12 (2018): 67.
Visceglia, Elizabeth, and Stephen Lewis. “Yoga Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Schizophrenia: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 17, no. 7 (2011): 601–7.
Williams, Kimberly Anne, John Petronis, David Smith, David Goodrich, Juan Wu, Neelima Ravi, Edward J Doyle Jr, R Gregory Juckett, Maria Munoz Kolar, and Richard Gross. “Effect of Iyengar Yoga Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain.” Pain 115, no. 1–2 (2005): 107–17.
Williams, Kimberly, Christiaan Abildso, Lois Steinberg, Edward Doyle, Beverly Epstein, David Smith, Gerry Hobbs, Richard Gross, George Kelley, and Linda Cooper. “Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Iyengar Yoga Therapy on Chronic Low Back Pain.” Spine 34, no. 19 (2009): 2066.
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