Department

Psychology, Professional

Date of Paper/Work

2013

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Type of Paper/Work

Doctoral Project

Advisors

Jean Birbilis, David Swarthout

Abstract

A guide was created to inform mental health practitioners about the practice of yoga, to review research regarding the impact of yoga on anxiety, and to provide an overview of the ways in which the experience of yoga can be explored with a client in individual therapy for anxiety. Literature reviewed included yoga and anxiety research, complementary and alternative medicine, anxiety, mindfulness, and general exercise. With this information, the guide was created and included information about the differences and similarities between the hatha, ashtanga, and kundalini styles of yoga.

Keywords

yoga, anxiety, anxiety therapy, alternative therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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