Amy is affiliated with a team of researchers from Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health (VCIH) in Nashville, TN. She has been working for several hears on a NIH funded grant that is looking at the use of yoga, pranayama and meditation during kidney dialysis treatments. This research team has also been studying Metabolic Syndrome and how a functional group yoga class can help to heal these yoga students.
Amy regularly conducts research at California State University- San Bernardino. She studies the effects of a regular yoga practice on students and their ability to concentrate, reduce anxiety, become motivated, and increase flexibility and strength, among other topics. See below for current research studies that Amy has conducted.
Upcoming research events:
Yoga As Medicine – Aug. 15-17, 2014 at UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine. (*Event has been rescheduled. Please click the link in the line above for current information).
Amy is presenting a talk called “Integrating Yoga into Medicine- Who is doing it and how; Research program examples in hospitals and health centers. Friday, August 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more Information and to sign up and to sign up, click here.
- An Analysis of Personality, Yoga Preferences and the Relaxation Response
- Meeting the Students where they are: Motives for Participation in Yoga
- The Effects of Yoga Practice on Psychological Well-Being
- A Study of the Impact of Yoga Âsana on Perceived Stress, Heart Rate, and Breathing Rate
- The Effects of University Yoga Class on Nutritional Habits of Students
- The Effects of a T. Krishnamacharya Style Yoga Class on the Perceived Body Image of Female University Students
- The Impact of Bi-weekly Yoga Classes on the Menstrual Cycle of College-Aged Females
- An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Yoga Asana on Flexibility