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iRest yoga-nidra on the college campus: changes in stress, depression, worry, and mindfulness.
Int J Yoga Therap 2013; (23):15-24IJ

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.

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), pp. 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 -