Monday, November 9, 2009

Research Study Explores Cardiovascular Health and Yoga

The Yoga Care Foundation (YCF) is conducting a joint study with the University of Texas Kinesiology Lab on yoga and cardiovascular health. The project, led by Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D., Director, Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory, is studying the effect of a regular yoga practice on the risk of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. Tanaka previously demonstrated that regular cardiovascular exercise and weight training can impact the heart’s arteries and function. The study aims to replicate this finding in yoga practitioners, comparing beginning yoga students to those with an established practice of at least three years. For information about participating in the study, click here. To read a press release about the study click here.

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