Effect of Iyengar yoga on mental health of incarcerated women: a feasibility study.

@article{Harner2010EffectOI,
  title={Effect of Iyengar yoga on mental health of incarcerated women: a feasibility study.},
  author={Holly M Harner and Alexandra L. Hanlon and Marian Garfinkel},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={389-99}
}
BACKGROUND Incarcerated women share a disproportionate burden of mental illness. Although psychotropic medications are available to women in prison, adjunctive treatment modalities, such as Iyengar yoga, may increase psychological well-being. OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were (a) to address the feasibility of providing a gender-responsive exercise intervention within a correctional institution and (b) to observe the effect of a group-format Iyengar yoga program that met two sessions… CONTINUE READING

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