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Abstract Title:

Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation.

Abstract Source:

Percept Mot Skills. 2000 Jun;90(3 Pt 1):1027-32. PMID: 10883793

Abstract Author(s):

T Kamei, Y Toriumi, H Kimura, S Ohno, H Kumano, K Kimura


We examined changes in brain waves and blood levels of serum cortisol during yoga exercise in 7 yoga instructors and found that alpha waves increased and serum cortisol decreased. These two measures were negatively correlated (r = -.83). Comparison with a control group of nonpractitioners is desirable.

Study Type : Human Study

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