Breath & Yoga

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*BREATH TRAINING*
CAMO Program
Health and Human Performance Foundation
Intrinsic Way-Emily Hightower
Oxygen Advantage
SH//FT
The Breathing Diabetic

*MINDFULNESS*
Heartmath Biofeedback Trainings
MBSR Teacher Training from Brown University

*YOGA*
Certifications
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
Warriors At Ease
Organizations
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Yoga Alliance– Find a registered yoga school
Yoga International
NCCIH

*RESEARCH*

Adams, MS, CTRS, C-IAYT, E. V., & Townsend, PhD, CTRS, J. (2018). A systematic review of yoga and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Implications for recreational therapy practitioners. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(2), 37. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0160

Anheyer, D., Klose, P., Lauche, R., Saha, F. J., & Cramer, H. (2019). Yoga for Treating Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05413-9

Avery, T., Blasey, C., Rosen, C., & Bayley, P. (2018). Psychological Flexibility and Set-Shifting Among Veterans Participating in a Yoga Program: A Pilot Study. Military Medicine, 183(11–12), e359–e363. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy045

Bolster, MS, OTR, R. A., Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS, FDRT, M., Atler, PhD, OTR, K. E., Portz, PhD, MSW, J. D., Hinsey, MS, OTR, K. M., & Schmid, PhD, OTR, RYT-200, A. A. (2018). Yoga and self-management for people with chronic stroke: Effect on community reintegration and perceived activity constraints. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(2), 20. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0158

Brandani, J. Z., Mizuno, J., Ciolac, E. G., & Monteiro, H. L. (2017). The hypotensive effect of Yoga’s breathing exercises: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 28, 38–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.05.002

Breit, S., Kupferberg, A., Rogler, G., & Hasler, G. (2018). Vagus Nerve as Modulator of the Brain–Gut Axis in Psychiatric and Inflammatory Disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(MAR). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00044

Buijze, G. A., Sierevelt, I. N., Van Der Heijden, B. C. J. M., Dijkgraaf, M. G., & Frings-Dresen, M. H. W. (2016). The effect of cold showering on health and work: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE, 11(9), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161749

Chimiklis, A. L., Dahl, V., Spears, A. P., Goss, K., Fogarty, K., & Chacko, A. (2018). Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Interventions for Youth with ADHD: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(10), 3155–3168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1148-7

Colzato, L. S., Jongkees, B. J., de Wit, M., van der Molen, M. J. W., & Steenbergen, L. (2018). Variable heart rate and a flexible mind: Higher resting-state heart rate variability predicts better task-switching. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18(4), 730–738. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-018-0600-x

Cramer, H., Lauche, R., Anheyer, D., Pilkington, K., de Manincor, M., Dobos, G., & Ward, L. (2018). Yoga for anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Depression and Anxiety, 35(9), 830–843. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22762

Cramer, H., Peng, W., & Lauche, R. (2018). Yoga for menopausal symptoms—A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas, 109(November 2017), 13–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.12.005

Cramer, H., Anheyer, D., Saha, F. J., & Dobos, G. (2018). Yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder – a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 18(1), 72. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1650-x

Dale, L. P., Shaikh, S. K., Fasciano, L. C., Watorek, V. D., Heilman, K. J., & Porges, S. W. (2018). College females with maltreatment histories have atypical autonomic regulation and poor psychological wellbeing. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10(4), 427–434. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000342

Cramer, H., & Lauche, R. (2018). Yoga therapy: Efficacy, mechanisms and implementation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 40(November 2017), 236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.11.015

Cramer, H., Anheyer, D., Lauche, R., & Dobos, G. (2017, April 15). A systematic review of yoga for major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 213, pp. 70–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.02.006

Cushing, R. E., Braun, K. L., Alden, C-IAYT, S. W., & Katz, A. R. (2018). Military-Tailored Yoga for Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder†. Military Medicine, 183(5–6), e223–e231. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usx071

Cushing, R. E., Braun, K. L., & Alden, S. (2018). A Qualitative Study Exploring Yoga in Veterans with PTSD Symptoms. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 28(1), 63–70. https://doi.org/10.17761/2018-00020

Dunne, E. M., Balletto, B. L., Donahue, M. L., Feulner, M. M., DeCosta, J., Cruess, D. G., … Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J. (2019). The benefits of yoga for people living with HIV/AIDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 34(November 2018), 157–164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.11.009

Ewais, T., Begun, J., Kenny, M., Rickett, K., Hay, K., Ajilchi, B., & Kisely, S. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness based interventions and yoga in inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 116(November 2018), 44–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.11.010

Falkenberg, R. I., Eising, C., & Peters, M. L. (2018). Yoga and immune system functioning: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(4), 467–482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-9914-y

Gallegos, A. M., Crean, H. F., Pigeon, W. R., & Heffner, K. L. (2017). Meditation and yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 58, 115–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2017.10.004

Gerritsen, R. J. S., & Band, G. P. H. (2018). Breath of Life: The Respiratory Vagal Stimulation Model of Contemplative Activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(February), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00397

Gong, H., Ni, C., Shen, X., Wu, T., & Jiang, C. (2015). Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 15(1), 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-015-0393-1

Green, E., Huynh, A., Broussard, L., Zunker, B., Matthews, J., Hilton, C. L., & Aranha, K. (2019). Systematic Review of Yoga and Balance: Effect on Adults With Neuromuscular Impairment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(1), 7301205150p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.028944

Gruber, J., Mennin, D. S., Fields, A., Purcell, A., & Murray, G. (2015). Heart rate variability as a potential indicator of positive valence system disturbance: A proof of concept investigation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(2), 240–248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.08.005

Harris, A., Austin, M., Blake, T. M., & Bird, M. L. (2019). Perceived benefits and barriers to yoga participation after stroke: A focus group approach. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 34(November 2018), 153–156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.11.015

Hopper, S. I., Murray, S. L., Ferrara, L. R., & Singleton, J. K. (2018). Effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing on physiological and psychological stress in adults. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(6), 1367–1372. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003477

Hurst, S., Maiya, M., Casteel, D., Sarkin, A. J., Libretto, S., Elwy, A. R., … Groessl, E. J. (2018). Yoga therapy for military personnel and veterans: Qualitative perspectives of yoga students and instructors. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 40(August 2017), 222–229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.10.008

Jindani, F. A., & Khalsa, G. F. S. (2015). A Yoga Intervention Program for Patients Suffering from Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21(7), 401–408. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2014.0262

Jindani, F., Turner, N., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2015). A Yoga Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress: A Preliminary Randomized Control Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/351746

Justice, L., Brems, C., & Ehlers, K. (2018). Bridging Body and Mind: Considerations for Trauma-Informed Yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 28(1), 39–50. https://doi.org/10.17761/2018-00017R2

Kiefer, D. (2015). Ten Weeks of Yoga Improves Symptomatology in Women with PTSD. Integrative Medicine Alert, 18(11), 1–3. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1986673563?accountid=31533

Kim, S.-D. (2017). Psychological effects of yoga nidra in women with menstrual disorders: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 28, 4–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.04.001

Kolacz, J., Kovacic, K. K., & Porges, S. W. (2019). Traumatic stress and the autonomic brain‐gut connection in development: Polyvagal Theory as an integrative framework for psychosocial and gastrointestinal pathology. Developmental Psychobiology, 61(5), dev.21852. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21852

Kolacz, J., & Porges, S. W. (2018). Corrigendum: Chronic Diffuse Pain and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders After Traumatic Stress: Pathophysiology Through a Polyvagal Perspective. Frontiers in Medicine, 5(May), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2018.00229

Kromenacker, B. W., Sanova, A. A., Marcus, F. I., Allen, J. J. B., & Lane, R. D. (2018). Vagal Mediation of Low Frequency Heart Rate Variability During Slow Yogic Breathing. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(6), 1. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000603

Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Mertgen, A. (2018). Vagal Tank Theory: The Three Rs of Cardiac Vagal Control Functioning – Resting, Reactivity, and Recovery. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12(JUL), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00458

Lauche, R., Hunter, D. J., Adams, J., & Cramer, H. (2019). Yoga for Osteoarthritis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Current Rheumatology Reports, 21(9), 47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11926-019-0846-5

Lawrence, M., Celestino Junior, F. T., Matozinho, H. H. S., Govan, L., Booth, J., & Beecher, J. (2017). Yoga for stroke rehabilitation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(12). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011483.pub2

Li, C., Liu, Y., Ji, Y., Xie, L., & Hou, Z. (2018). Efficacy of yoga training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 30, 33–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.11.006

Li, Y., Li, S., Jiang, J., & Yuan, S. (2019). Effects of yoga on patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain. Medicine, 98(8), e14649. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014649

Mehling, W. E., Chesney, M. A., Metzler, T. J., Goldstein, L. A., Maguen, S., Geronimo, C., … Neylan, T. C. (2018). A 12-week integrative exercise program improves self-reported mindfulness and interoceptive awareness in war veterans with posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(4), 554–565. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22549

Muzik, O., Reilly, K. T., & Diwadkar, V. A. (2018). “Brain over body”–A study on the willful regulation of autonomic function during cold exposure. NeuroImage, 172(February), 632–641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.067

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Clark, C. J., & Butler, M. E. (2019). Yoga as an intervention for psychological symptoms following trauma: A systematic review and quantitative synthesis. Psychological Services, 16(3), 513–523. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000191

Nolan, C. R. (2016). Bending without breaking: A narrative review of trauma-sensitive yoga for women with PTSD. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 24, 32–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.05.006

Perciavalle, V., Blandini, M., Fecarotta, P., Buscemi, A., Di Corrado, D., Bertolo, L., … Coco, M. (2017). The role of deep breathing on stress. Neurological Sciences, 38(3), 451–458. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-016-2790-8

Ostermann, T., Vogel, H., Boehm, K., & Cramer, H. (2019, October 1). Effects of yoga on eating disorders—A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol. 46, pp. 73–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2019.07.021

Rauschel, V., Straube, A., Süß, F., & Ruscheweyh, R. (2015). Responsiveness of the autonomic nervous system during paced breathing and mental stress in migraine patients. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 16(1), 82. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10194-015-0567-8

Rhodes, A., Spinazzola, J., & van der Kolk, B. (2016). Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 22(3), 189–196. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2014.0407

Schmalzl, L., Powers, C., Zanesco, A. P., Yetz, N., Groessl, E. J., & Saron, C. D. (2018). The effect of movement-focused and breath-focused yoga practice on stress parameters and sustained attention: A randomized controlled pilot study. Consciousness and Cognition, 65(October 2017), 109–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2018.07.012

Sullivan, M. B., Erb, M., Schmalzl, L., Moonaz, S., Noggle Taylor, J., & Porges, S. W. (2018). Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(February), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00067

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