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Special Populations

This collection of research, “Special Populations,” includes research done on normal healthy individuals but who can be categorized based on special work, health, or life situations. The goal of this research is to provide evidence for the safety and efficacy of yoga practice in these populations, circumstances, and environments, which is practically important. Some of this research can be considered as real-world research because it is done in real-world environments.

Elderly and Aging

Elderly and Aging

Learn more about how yoga is relevant to the health and physical and psychological functioning of the elderly, including areas such as:

  • Balance
  • Falling
  • Mobility
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Dementia
Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health

Learn how yoga is relevant to gender-specific issues in mostly healthy female and male populations separately, including with respect to:

  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy, pre-natal, birth, and post-natal
  • Menopause
  • Prostate
  • Fertility
Students and Education

Students and Education

Learn how yoga is relevant in all levels of educational, training, and school-specific settings in mostly healthy individuals, including research in the settings of:

  • Preschools
  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Post-secondary schools and colleges
  • Post-graduate education
  • Specialty /professional schools
Institutional/Workplace Populations

Institutional / Workplace Populations

Learn how yoga is relevant in institutional, workplace, and other occupational settings in mostly healthy workers and employees, including in:

  • Corporations/businesses
  • Schools and educational institutions
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Law enforcement
  • First responders
  • Prisons, correctional institutions, and detention centers
  • Military and veterans

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