Efficacy of Yoga — Research

BeachYoga (poses, deep breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises, meditation) has shown efficacious in reducing stress, improving immune system functioning and is supportive in building the shared protective factors that are known to prevent serious mental illnesses, eating disorders and obesity.

Some publications and helpful resources, include:

Additional Reading:

•Benson, H. with Klipper, M. (1975). The Relaxation Response (p. 7-20). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
•Berry, C. (1973). Voice and the Actor (p. 14). New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
•Brook, P. (1984). The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate.  New York, NY: Atheneum.
•Cameron, J. (1992). The Artist’s Way : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York, NY: Tarcher/Putnam Books.
•Campbell, D. (2001). The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit (p.1-2). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
•Carrico, M. (2011). Yoga Journal. [Online]. Retrieved from: http://www.yogajournal.com/ basics/158
•Chodron, P. (1997). When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
•Duncan, A. (2011). President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. Washington, D.C.
•Dyer, W. (1995). Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to be Free. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
•Fisher, MFK. (1943, 1954). The Gastronomical Me. New York, NY: Sloan & Pearce.
•Gortner, E.M., Rude, S.S., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2006, Sep). “Benefits of expressive writing in lowering rumination and depressive symptoms.” Behavioral Therapy, 37 (3), 292-303.
•Hinshaw, S., & Kranz, R. (2009). The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (p. 20). New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
•Isaacson, W. (2011). Steve Jobs. New York, NY:  Simon & Schuster.
•Iyengar, B.K.S. (2003). Light on Pranayama, the Yogic Art of Breathing. New York, NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company.
•Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.  New York, NY: Hyperion Books.
•Lessac, A. (1960). The Use and Training of the Human Voice. New York, NY: Mayfield Publishing Company.
•Linklater, K. (1992). Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice: The Actor’s Guide to Talking the Text (p. 5). New York, NY: Theatre Communications Group.
•Marafioti, P.M. (1922). Caruso’s Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of the Voice.  New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.
•Mayo Clinic Staff. Mayo Clinic’s Stress Management. [Online].  Retrieved from:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/HQ01070
•Meisner, S., & Longwell, D. (1987). Sanford Meisner: On Acting. New York, NY: Random House.
•Moore, S. (1960, 1965, 1974, 1984). The Stanislavski System: The Professional Training of an Actor, digested from the teachings of Konstantin S. Stanislavski. Penguin Books.
•Muktananda, S. (1992). Mystery of the Mind. New York, NY: Siddha Yoga Publications.
•Neumark-Sztainer, D.  (2005). I’m, Like, SO Fat! (p. 5). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
•Nielsen. (2011). Kids Today: How the Class of 2011 Engages with Media.  [Online]. Retrieved from: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/kids-… with-media/
•Patanjali. (1998). The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali.  (B.S. Miller, Trans.). New York, NY: Bantam Books.
•Peck, M.S. (1978). The Road Less Traveled, A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (p. 51). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
•Richards, T. (1995). At Work With Grotowski on Physical Actions. New York, NY: Routledge.
•Robertson, W. (1978). Free To Act, How to Star in Your Own Life. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
•Rodenburg, P. (1992). Right to Speak. New York, NY: Routledge, Inc.
•Rodenburg, P. (2008). The Second Circle: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation (p. 10).  New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
•Romanelli, D. (2009). Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.
•Silverberg, L. (1994.) The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actor’s Workbook. Workbook One. New Hampshire: Smith and Kraus.
•Spolin, V. (1990). Improvisation for the Theatre: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press.
•Stanny, B. (2005). Overcoming Underearning: A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life (p. 108). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
•Schiffmann, E. (1996). Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness.  New York, NY: Pocket Books.