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Students and Education preschoolers, elementary and secondary schools, college undergraduates, healthcare trainees, etc.

Students and Education

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

Mind & body practices in the treatment of adolescent anxiety.
Fulweiler B, John RM.
Nurse Pract. 2018 43(8):36-43.
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Assessing Fidelity of Implementation (FOI) for School-Based Mindfulness and Yoga Interventions: A Systematic Review.
Gould LF, Dariotis JK, Greenberg MT, Mendelson T.
Mindfulness (N Y). 2016 Feb;7(1):5-33.
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Yoga in school settings: a research review.
Khalsa SB, Butzer B.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Jun;1373(1):45-55.
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School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey.
Butzer B, Ebert M, Telles S, Khalsa SB.
Adv Mind Body Med. 2015 Fall;29(4):18-26.
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Are There Benefits from Teaching Yoga at Schools? A Systematic Review of Randomized Control Trials of Yoga-Based Interventions.
Ferreira-Vorkapic C, Feitoza JM, Marchioro M, Simões J, Kozasa E, Telles S.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:345835.
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Notable Publications

Notable Publications

Yoga versus physical exercise for cardio-respiratory fitness in adolescent school children: a randomized controlled trial.
Satish V, Rao RM, Manjunath NK, Amritanshu R, Vivek U, Shreeganesh HR, Deepashree S.
Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2018 Jan 25. (preprint)
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Versus Yoga: Effects on Depression and/or Anxiety in College Students.
Falsafi N.
J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2016 Nov;22(6):483-497.Yoga in the schools: a systematic review of the literature.
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Yoga in the Schools: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Serwacki ML, Cook-Cottone C.
Int J Yoga Therap. 2012;(22):101-9.
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Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth.
Mendelson T, Greenberg MT, Dariotis JK, Gould LF, Rhoades BL, Leaf PJ.
J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2010 Oct;38(7):985-94.
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