Exploring the benefits of unilateral nostril breathing practice post-stroke: attention, language, spatial abilities, depression, and anxiety.

@article{Marshall2014ExploringTB,
  title={Exploring the benefits of unilateral nostril breathing practice post-stroke: attention, language, spatial abilities, depression, and anxiety.},
  author={Rebecca Shisler Marshall and Alexandra Basilakos and Tiffany M Williams and Kim R Love-Myers},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={185-94}
}
OBJECTIVE Unilateral nostril breathing (UNB) is a yogic pranayama technique that has been shown to improve verbal and spatial cognition in neurologically intact individuals. Early study of UNB in healthy individuals has shown benefits for attention and memory. This preliminary study explored whether UNB influenced various measures of attention, language, spatial abilities, depression, and anxiety in post-stroke individuals, both with and without aphasia. DESIGN A within-subjects repeated… CONTINUE READING