Yoga: Intuition, Preventive Medicine, and Treatment

Authors

  • Clare Collins RN, CS, PhD, FAAN

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    1. Clare Collins is a professor in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
      Address for correspondence: Clare Collins, RN, CS, PhD, FAAN, College of Nursing, A-129 Life Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1317.
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Address for correspondence: Clare Collins, RN, CS, PhD, FAAN, College of Nursing, A-129 Life Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1317.

Abstract

Mind-body fitness programs use a combination of muscular activity and mindful focus on awareness of the self, breath, and energy to promote health. The ancient discipline of yoga includes physical postures and breathing and meditation techniques. Scientific evidence exists about the physiologic effects of yoga. Mind-body fitness programs may offer therapeutic effects different from those offered by traditional body fitness programs.

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