publication . Article . 2012

P02.16. Fifteen minutes of yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit psychological and physiological relaxation

Ben Colagiuri; Dennis Hsu-Tung Chang; Birinder S Cheema; Paul W. M Marshall; Geoffrey W Melville;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, page P72 (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Methods A within-subjects crossover design was utilized. Each participant completed three conditions, including yoga postures, meditation, and control (usual work), separated by >24hrs. Perceived stress and blood pressure were evaluated before, immediately after, and at 3x 5-min intervals post intervention. Heart rate, respiratory rate and parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) were collected continuously, before, during and post intervention. Twenty adults (39.6±9.5yr) completed the study.
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free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Poster Presentation, Blood pressure, Heart rate, Crossover study, Meditation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Heart rate variability, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Guided meditation, Internal medicine, Respiratory rate, Post-intervention, business.industry, business
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