publication . Article . 2012

OA14.02. Exploration of body awareness and pain and emotion regulation among yoga and meditation practitioners: does type of mind-body practice matter?

Daubenmier, J; Mehling, W; Price, C; Bartmess-Levasseur, E; Acree, M; Stewart, A;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, page O54 (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Purpose Yoga and meditation are mind-body therapies that are effective for managing pain and negative emotions. Body awareness is a key component of these therapies and may be an important mechanism of action. It is unknown whether differences exist between yoga and meditation practitioners in body awareness and pain and emotion regulation. We explored these questions: do yoga and meditation practitioners differ in degree of body awareness and ability to regulate pain and negative affect? Is body awareness more strongly related to pain and emotional regulation outcomes among yoga or meditation practitioners? Methods We used a convenience sample of yoga (N=88) an...
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Meditation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Affect (psychology), Arousal, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Body awareness, Pain catastrophizing, Anxiety sensitivity, Active listening, business.industry, business, Alternative medicine, Psychiatry, Clinical psychology, Oral Presentation, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999
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NIH| International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 3R13AT007128-01S1
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