A Yoga Stress Reduction Intervention for University Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students
- The study demonstrates feasibility of a yoga intervention in an academic setting and provides evidence for efficacy in stress reduction.
- Even once-a-week yoga self-care practice has positive impacts on perceived stress and stress symptom reduction.
- Integration of self-care into the workplace is essential as it removes perceived barriers to entry noted in pursuing self-care practices outside of the workplace.
- Individuals in the academic setting are eager to engage in the yoga practice; once engaged in the practice, they are more likely to make time to attend classes. This study cited an 80% attendance rate.