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A Yoga Stress Reduction Intervention for University Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Key Points

  • 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.

Source: http://www.iaytjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.17761/1531-2054-25.1.61

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