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iRest yoga-nidra on the college campus: changes in stress, depression, worry, and mindfulness.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

There is evidence that yoga practice is associated with decreased stress, worry, and depression, and with improved mindfulness-based skills. These findings had not been previously replicated for a sample of college students. This study evaluated whether iRest yoga-nidra practice was associated with reduced perceived stress, worry, and depression, and increased mindfulness in a sample of college student s.

METHODS

Sixty-six students age 18-56 completed an 8-week iRest yoga-nidra intervention that was offered for 8 semesters. Assessment occurred 1 week prior to intervention onset and during the class period following the intervention. Qualitative data were collected at Weeks 4 and 8.

RESULTS

Statistically significant pre- to posttest improvements in perceived stress, worry, and depression were found. Pre-existing depression accounted for most of the change in worry and perceived stress scores. Pre- to post test improvements in mindfulness-based skills were also detected.

CONCLUSIONS

iRest yoga-nidra practice may reduce symptoms of perceived stress, worry, and depression and increase mindfulness-based skills.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Promotion and Wellness, Student Health Center, University of Missouri.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24165520

Citation

Eastman-Mueller, Heather, et al. "IRest Yoga-nidra On the College Campus: Changes in Stress, Depression, Worry, and Mindfulness." International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 2013, pp. 15-24.
Eastman-Mueller H, Wilson T, Jung AK, et al. IRest yoga-nidra on the college campus: changes in stress, depression, worry, and mindfulness. Int J Yoga Therap. 2013.
Eastman-Mueller, H., Wilson, T., Jung, A. K., Kimura, A., & Tarrant, J. (2013). IRest yoga-nidra on the college campus: changes in stress, depression, worry, and mindfulness. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, (23), 15-24.
Eastman-Mueller H, et al. IRest Yoga-nidra On the College Campus: Changes in Stress, Depression, Worry, and Mindfulness. Int J Yoga Therap. 2013;(23)15-24. PubMed PMID: 24165520.
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TY - JOUR T1 - iRest yoga-nidra on the college campus: changes in stress, depression, worry, and mindfulness. AU - Eastman-Mueller,Heather, AU - Wilson,Terry, AU - Jung,Ae-Kyung, AU - Kimura,Andrea, AU - Tarrant,Jeff, PY - 2013/10/30/entrez PY - 2013/10/30/pubmed PY - 2014/6/18/medline KW - college students KW - depression KW - iRest KW - mindfulness KW - perceived stress KW - worry KW - yoga KW - yoga-nidra SP - 15 EP - 24 JF - International journal of yoga therapy JO - Int J Yoga Therap IS - 23 N2 - OBJECTIVES: There is evidence that yoga practice is associated with decreased stress, worry, and depression, and with improved mindfulness-based skills. These findings had not been previously replicated for a sample of college students. This study evaluated whether iRest yoga-nidra practice was associated with reduced perceived stress, worry, and depression, and increased mindfulness in a sample of college student s. METHODS: Sixty-six students age 18-56 completed an 8-week iRest yoga-nidra intervention that was offered for 8 semesters. Assessment occurred 1 week prior to intervention onset and during the class period following the intervention. Qualitative data were collected at Weeks 4 and 8. RESULTS: Statistically significant pre- to posttest improvements in perceived stress, worry, and depression were found. Pre-existing depression accounted for most of the change in worry and perceived stress scores. Pre- to post test improvements in mindfulness-based skills were also detected. CONCLUSIONS: iRest yoga-nidra practice may reduce symptoms of perceived stress, worry, and depression and increase mindfulness-based skills. SN - 1531-2054 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24165520/iRest_yoga_nidra_on_the_college_campus:_changes_in_stress_depression_worry_and_mindfulness_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2199 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -