Functional fitness improvements after a worksite-based yoga initiative.

  title={Functional fitness improvements after a worksite-based yoga initiative.},
  author={Virginia S Cowen},
  journal={Journal of bodywork and movement therapies},
  volume={14 1},
This study explored the benefits of yoga on functional fitness, flexibility, and perceived stress. A quasi-experimental design was used to measure benefits of yoga in sample of firefighters from a major metropolitan fire department. Yoga classes were conducted on-shift, in the fire stations over the period of 6 weeks. The classes included pranayama (breathing), asana (postures), and savasana (relaxation); 108 firefighters enrolled in the study, most were physically active but had no prior… CONTINUE READING
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