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  1. Stress and Yoga By Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider

  2. Is Stress Killing You? Stress increases your risk for disease. We Know a Rescue: Yoga Evsenck, H. (1991). Personality, stress, and disease: an Interactionist perspective. Psycological Inquiry (2)3, 221-232.

  3. Does stress make you feel like this?

  4. About Stress Symptoms Mental Physical Emotional Behavioral • Outside pressures • Everyone is at risk • Come/go or constant

  5. Yoga is aRescue • Sense of well being • Relax • Less anxiety Michalsen, A., Grossman, P., Acil, A., Langhorst, J., Lüdtke, E., Esch, T., Stefano, R., & Dobos, G. (2005). Rapid stress reduction and anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a three-month intensive yoga program. MedSciMonit (11)12, 555-561.

  6. Yoga is a Rescue • Better focus • More self confidence Evsenck, H. (1991). Personality, stress, and disease: an Interactionist perspective. Psycological Inquiry (2)3, 221-232

  7. Yoga is a Rescue • Better relationships • More Alert • Less Pain Evsenck, H. (1991). Personality, stress, and disease: an Interactionist perspective. Psycological Inquiry (2)3, 221-232. Currie, S., & Wang, J. (2003). Chronic back pain and major depression in the general Canadian population. Pain, 107, 54-60.

  8. Yoga is a Rescue • Less irritated & tired • Sunny outlook Currie, S., & Wang, J. (2003). Chronic back pain and major depression in the general Canadian population. Pain, 107, 54-60

  9. How is yoga different from other exercise?

  10. Yoga as Antidepressant • Antidepressant medications release GABA neurotransmitters • 27% increase of GABA neurotransmitters after yoga exercise • 0% increase with walking exercise Streeter, C., Whitfield, T. H., Owen, L., Rein, T., Karri, S., Yakhkind, A., et al. (2010). Effects of yoga versus walking on mood, anxiety, and brain GABA levels: a randomized controlled MRS study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16, 1143-1145.

  11. Different Slow/still Calming Silence: meditation Breath Stretch/strength/balance

  12. Yoga Statistics • 64% less pain • 88% less medication • Improved balance • Improved focus • 77% improved range of motion Saper, R. B., Sherman, K. J., Cullum-Dugan, D., Davis, R. B., Phillips, R. S., & Culpepper, L. (2009). Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trial. AlternTher Health Med., 15, 18-27. Slade, S., & Keating, J. (2007). Unloaded movement facilitation exercise compared to no exercise or alternative therapy on outcomes for people with nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30, 301-311. Williams, K., Abildso, C., Steinberg, L., Doyle, E., Epstein, B., Smith, D., et al. (2009). Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficacy of Iyengar yoga. Exercise Physiology, 34, 2066-2076.

  13. Where did Yoga Come From? • India • Over 2000 yrs. old • Men/sages • Taught 1 to 1 with master • Sanskrit language • Not a religion/older

  14. Yoga Philosophy

  15. Yoga Stress Solution/ChoicePhilosophy Mind focus on the past leads to anxiety Keep your mind in the PRESENT MOMENT • Mind focus on the future leads to stress Unknown yoga master

  16. Stress Solution/ChoiceScience Depressants Yoga/Exercise Positive aftereffects: Strength Flexibility Balance Health Antidepressant Improved immune system Negative aftereffects: Drugs: Addiction, broke financially, loose relationships, possible loss of jobs Alcohol: Hangover, addiction, loose relationships, possible loss jobs Williams, K., Abildso, C., Steinberg, L., Doyle, E., Epstein, B., Smith, D., et al. (2009). Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficacy of Iyengar yoga. Exercise Physiology, 34, 2066-2076.

  17. Stress Solution/ChoiceScience/Philosophy The Brain That Changes Itself By Norman Doidge, MD • Brain builds maps using input • Brain mapping is very changeable Yoga helps you focus and control your mind, as you control the postures. You are remapping. (change the maps) Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself. Penguin Books.

  18. Why does it work: Science or Philosophy? It doesn’t matter, if it works…Try it…Push the stress reset button.