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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Advantages of Yoga for Sport

Submission: June 4, 2018; Published: August 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000570

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue4


Currently, Yoga enjoys widespread professional use for many purposes, particularly for its medical applications. Medical applications of meditation have been explored since 1970 [1,2], following successful research on Transcendental Meditation (TM) at UCLA and the Harvard University Medical School, and found most effective. Yoga Medicine was founded in Bangalore in 1985, with applications to asthma [3,4], and has since been applied to many medical conditions, e.g. [5-7], including many of interest to sports science [8-10]. Here we discuss Yoga’s potential applications to physical fitness, injury prevention and stress reduction.

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