Corpus ID: 16861854

The effect of yoga exercise on secretion of cortisol in women

  title={The effect of yoga exercise on secretion of cortisol in women},
  author={Zeinab Zivdar and Batol Zivdar},
Yoga has often been perceived as a method of stress management tool that can assist in alleviating depression and anxiety disorders. The objective of this research was to study the effect of yoga on secretion of cortisol in women. In this research which was semi-empirical, 30 women with the average age of 19 to 30 years selected, and divided into one group of 15 subjects; For experimental group, women (n=15) were recruited after their consent from a yoga training center in Ankara (Turkey) to… Expand

Tables from this paper

An Interventional Study Showing Effect of Yoga on Serum Cortisol of Depression Patients Attending Psychiatric OPD , SMS Hospital , Jaipur
Depression is a major cause of morbidity worldwide. WHO ranked it fourth in a list of most urgent health problems of the world. Depression is twice as common in women as in men and is well known toExpand
Yoga is an effective technique of stress reduction within the medical population: a biochemical study in MBBS students of BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Yogic practice by health care providers may have long term positive impacts on the authors' healthcare system and yoga classes should be introduced in the first year of the medical carrier under the supervision of expert physiologists. Expand
Development and Validation of a Yoga Module for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
Background: Most adolescent patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) do not meet treatment goals, which increases their risk for diabetes-related complications; therefore, finding ways to improveExpand


Physiological and psychological effects of Hatha-Yoga exercise in healthy women.
  • F. Schell, B. Allolio, O. Schonecke
  • Medicine
  • International journal of psychosomatics : official publication of the International Psychosomatics Institute
  • 1994
In the personality inventory the yoga group showed markedly higher scores in life satisfaction and lower scores in excitability, aggressiveness, openness, emotionality and somatic complaints, while the control group had significant higher scoresin high spirits and extravertedness. Expand
Effects of hatha yoga and african dance on perceived stress, affect, and salivary cortisol
Both African dance and Hatha yoga reduced perceived stress and negative affect and even when these interventions produce similar positive psychological effects, the effects may be very different on physiological stress processes. Expand
Effects of a yoga lifestyle intervention on performance-related characteristics of musicians: a preliminary study.
  • S. Khalsa, S. Cope
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
  • 2006
The results from this preliminary study suggest that yoga and meditation may be beneficial as a routine practice to reduce performance anxiety in musicians. Expand
Salivary cortisol, stress and mood in healthy older adults: The Zenith study
Interestingly, there was no association between salivary cortisol levels and perceived stress in these healthy older adults, and more extensive research is required to better understand the apparent interplay between these variables and ageing. Expand
Effects of physical exercise on anxiety, depression, and sensitivity to stress: a unifying theory.
  • P. Salmon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • 2001
The pattern of evidence suggests the theory that exercise training recruits a process which confers enduring resilience to stress, which allows the effects of exercise to be understood in terms of existing psychobiological knowledge, and it can thereby provide the theoretical base that is needed to guide future research in this area. Expand
Poor sleep the night before an experimental stress task is associated with reduced cortisol reactivity in healthy women
Results revealed that individuals with lower objective sleep quality had a blunted response to the experimental stressor and no associations were found between cortisol reactivity and actigraphy-derived sleep quantity, or either of the self-reported sleep variables. Expand
Yoga-Based Guided Relaxation Reduces Sympathetic Activity Judged from Baseline Levels
It is suggested that sympathetic activity decreased after guided relaxation based on yoga, depending on the baseline levels, as well as oxygen consumption and breath volume. Expand
Yoga as a therapeutic intervention: a bibliometric analysis of published research studies.
  • S. Khalsa
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology
  • 2004
Yoga therapy is a relatively novel and emerging clinical discipline within the broad category of mind-body medicine, whose growth is consistent with the burgeoning popularity of yoga in the West and the increasing worldwide use of alternative medicine. Expand
Associations Between Sleep and Cortisol Responses to Stress in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study
Although preliminary, results suggest there may be important influences of sleep quality but not quantity on HPA regulation and responses to daytime stressors in children and adolescents, and further study is warranted. Expand
Prevalence and patterns of adult yoga use in the United States: results of a national survey.
Yoga was used for both wellness and specific health conditions often with perceived helpfulness and without expenditure, and was used at least once in their lifetime and 7.4 million during the previous year. Expand