Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation
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Journal/Book: Percept Mot Skills. 2000; 90: PO Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807, USA. Perceptual Motor Skills. 1027-1032.
Abstract: 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.
Note: Article Kamei T, Shimane Inst Hlth Sci, 223-7 Enya Cho, Izumo, Shimane 6930021, JAPAN
Keyword(s): TRANSCENDENTAL-MEDITATION; BIO-FEEDBACK; ASTHMA; HYPERTENSION; MANAGEMENT