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Below is a list of citations of research articles published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals relevant to the topic on this page. There are two types of citations:

  1. Citations for review, summary, and scientific/clinical hypothesis papers that summarize and analyze the yoga research in this specific area; these are the best resource for becoming familiar with the literature;
  2. Citations of individual study publications that are notable from a historical, scientific, mechanistic, clinical, sociological, epidemiological, philosophical, and/or policy aspect.

Links for many of these citations will take you to the full-text of the publication. Otherwise, in the case of publications copyrighted by the journal, links will take you to abstracts of the publications, and you then can acquire the full text articles by purchasing them directly from the journal, by obtaining free access through a medical library that subscribes to the journal, or by directly requesting them from the corresponding author via email.

Review Papers

Review Papers

Mindfulness and human occupation: A scoping review.
Goodman V, Wardrope B, Myers S, Cohen S, McCorquodale L, Kinsella EA.
Scand J Occup Ther. 2018 Jun 28:1-14. (preprint)
[ abstract ]

Mind-Body Therapy for Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review.
Cushing RE, Braun KL.
J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb;24(2):106-114.
[ full text ]

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in Prison.
Auty KM, Cope A, Liebling A.
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2017 May;61(6):689-710.
[ abstract ]

Literature Review of Research on Chronic Pain and Yoga in Military Populations.
Miller S, Gaylord S, Buben A, Brintz C, Rae Olmsted K, Asefnia N, Bartoszek M.
Medicines (Basel). 2017 Sep 1;4(3).
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Model of yoga intervention in industrial organizational psychology for counterproductive work behavior.
Dwivedi UC, Kumari S, Nagendra HR.
Ind Psychiatry J. 2015 Jul-Dec;24(2):119-24.
[ full text ]

The effectiveness of mindfulness based programs in reducing stress experienced by nurses in adult hospital settings: a systematic review of quantitative evidence protocol.
Botha E, Gwin T, Purpora C.
JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2015 Oct;13(10):21-9.
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A systematic scoping review of complementary and alternative medicine mind and body practices to improve the health of veterans and military personnel.
Elwy AR, Johnston JM, Bormann JE, Hull A, Taylor SL.
Med Care. 2014 Dec;52(12 Suppl 5):S70-82.
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Evidence Map of Yoga for High-Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans [Internet].
Coeytaux RR, McDuffie J, Goode A, Cassel S, Porter WD, Sharma P, Meleth S, Minnella H, Nagi A, Williams JW Jr.
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Aug.
[ full text ]

Notable Publications

Notable Publications

Yoga in Correctional Settings: A Randomized Controlled Study.
Kerekes N, Fielding C, Apelqvist S.
Front Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 16;8:204.
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Effects of Yoga on Stress, Stress Adaption, and Heart Rate Variability Among Mental Health Professionals--A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Lin SL, Huang CY, Shiu SP, Yeh SH.
Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2015 Aug;12(4):236-45.
[ full text ]

Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population.
Bilderbeck AC, Farias M, Brazil IA, Jakobowitz S, Wikholm C.
J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Oct;47(10):1438-45.
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Effective and viable mind-body stress reduction in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial.
Wolever RQ, Bobinet KJ, McCabe K, Mackenzie ER, Fekete E, Kusnick CA, Baime M.
J Occup Health Psychol. 2012 Apr;17(2):246-258.
[ abstract ]

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