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DeBenedetto, et al. (2005) Effect of a gentle Iyengar yoga program on gait in the elderly: an exploratory study.


Oken, et al. (2006) Randomized, controlled, six-month trial, yoga in healthy seniors: effects on cognition and quality of life.


Patel, et al. (2011) The effects of yoga on physical functioning and health related quality of life in older adults: s systematic review and meta-analysis


Song, et al. (2008) Yoga Poses Can Prevent Falls In Women Over 65.  Temple University Gait Study Center.


Michalsen, et al. (2010) Iyengar Yoga for distressed women: a 3-armed randomized controlled trial. (Evidence Based Alternative and Complementary Medicines, 2012)
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Shapiro, et al.  (2008)  Iyengar Yoga as a Complementary Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Shapiro, et al. (2007) Yoga as a Complementary Treatment of Depression:  Effects of Traits and Moods on Treatment Outcomes.  (Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 4(4):493-502)  Retrieved from 

Streeter, et al.  (2012) Effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric-acid, and allostasis in epilepsy, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  (Med Hypotheses, May, 78(5):571-9)  Retrieved from

Streeter, et al. (2007)  Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study.  (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, May, 13(4):419-26)  Retrieved from

Streeter, el al.  (2010) Effects of Yoga Versus Walking on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA levels: a Randomized Controlled MRS Study.  (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Nov; 16(11):1145-52) Retrieved from

Woolery, et al. (2004). A Yoga Intervention for Young Adults with Elevated Symptoms of Depression.  (Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Mar/Apr, 10(2),60-63) Retrieved from


Bukowski, et al. (2007) The effect of Iyengar yoga and strengthening exercises for people living with osteoarthritis of the knee: a case series.

Evans, et al.  (2010).  Iyengar Yoga for Young Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study.  (Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(4) 904-913) Retrieved from

Kolasinski, et al. (2005) Iyengar yoga for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knees: a pilot study.


Sabina, et al. (2005) Yoga intervention for adults with mild-to-moderate asthma: a pilot study.  (Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 94, 5) Retrieved from



Cox et al. (2010) A pragmatic multi-centred randomised controlled trial of yoga for chronic low back pain: trial protocol. (Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice) Retrieved from

John Hopkins Health Alert.  Yoga Therapy.

Selfridge,  (2010) From Padasana to Pain Relief:  Iyengar Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain.  (Alternative Medicine Alert, 13, 1) Retrieved from

Williams, et al. (2009) Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Iyengar Yoga Therapy on Chronic Low Back Pain.  (SPINE, 14,19) Retrieved from

Williams, et al. (2005) Effects of Iyengar Yoga Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain. (Pain, May, 115,1-2)  Retrieved from



Banasik, et al. (2011) Effect of Iyengar yoga practice on fatigue and diurnal salivary cortisol concentration in breast cancer survivors.

Bower, et al. (2012) Yoga for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial.

Danhauer, et al. (2008) Restorative yoga for women with ovarian or breast cancer: findings from a pilot study.

Galantino, et al. (2008) Impact of yoga on functional outcomes in breast cancer survivors with aromatase inhibitor–associated arthralgias. (Sage Journals) Retrieved from

Schultz, et al. (2007) Down-regulated lymphocyte NF-kB activation in breast cancer survivors following yoga participation.

Schultz,  Iyengar Yoga improves immunity for women with breast cancer.

Speed-Andrews,  (2010) Special Yoga Classes Aimed at Breast Cancer Survivors Improves Recovery.



Duncan, et al. (2008)  Impact and outcomes of an Iyengar yoga program in a cancer centre.   (Current Oncology, August; 15(Suppl 2) Retrieved from


Garfinkle, et al. (1998) Yoga based intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome. (The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 280, No. 18) Retrieved from



Donesky-Cuenco, et al. (2009) Yoga therapy decreases dyspnea-related distress and improves functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine) Retrieved from



Alexander, et al. (2010)

“I could move mountains” adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes reflect on their experiences with yoga practice. articles/PMC3141226/


Flegal, et al. (2007) Adherence to yoga and exercise interventions in a 6-month clinical trial. (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007)  Retrieved from

Lea, (2009)  Liberation or limitation? Understanding Iyengar yoga as a practice of the self. (Sage Journals) Retrieved from

Harner, et al. (2010) Effect of Iyengar yoga on mental health of incarcerated women: a feasibility study. 

Hasselle-Newcombe, (2005) The development of modern yoga: a survey of the field. Retrieved from

Harvard Medical School (2010) Yoga for a better sex life?

Khattab, et al. (2007) Iyengar yoga increases cardiac parasympathetic nervous modulation among healthy yoga practitioners.

Raub, (2002) Psychophysiologic effects of hatha yoga on musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary function. (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol 8 Issue 6) Retrieved from

Ross, et al. (2010) The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies. (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Volume 16, Issue 1) Retrieved from

Ross, et al. (2012) Frequency of yoga practice predicts health: results of a national survey of yoga practitioners.  (Evidence-Based Complementary and  Alternative Medicine) Retrieved from

Shurmur, et al. (2011) Yoga may also calm a dangerous irregular heatbeat.

Van Puymbroeck et al. (2007) A phase 1 feasibility study of yoga on the physical health and coping of informal caregivers.  (Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4,4) Retrieved from


Cohen, MD et al. (2011) Yoga and Hypertension. (The Journal of Clinical Hypertension > Vol 9 Issue 10 >) Retrieved from

Cohen, et al. (2009) Iyengar Yoga versus enhanced usual care on blood pressure in patients with prehypertension to stage I hypertension: a randomized controlled trial. (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Volume 2011) Retrieved from


Evans, et al. (2011) Protocol for a randomized controlled study of Iyengar yoga for youth with irritable bowel syndrome.


Cohen, et al. (2007) Feasibility and acceptability of restorative yoga for treatment of hot flushes: a pilot trial. (Maturitas 56 (2): 198-204) Retrieved from

Elavsky, et al. (2007) Personality, menopausal symptoms, and physical activity outcomes in middle-aged women.


Oken, et al. (2004) Randomized controlled trial of yoga and exercise in multiple sclerosis. (Neruology June 8, 2004 vol. 62) Retrieved from


Michalsen, et al. (2012) Yoga for chronic neck pain tested.



Danhauer, et al. (2008) Restorative yoga for women with ovarioan or breast cancer: findings from a pilot study.



Sareen et al.  (2007)  Yoga: A tool for improving the quality of life in chronic pancreatitis.  (World Journal of Gastroenterology, 13,3)  Retrieved from



Mehta, (2007) Yoga and Parkinson’s disease.


Innes, et al. (2012) Effects of a gentle yoga program on Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) symptoms and related outcomes in women with RLS: a pilot study.



Zwick, (2006).  Integrating Iyengar yoga into rehab for spinal cord injury.  (Nursing, Oct, 36(Issue) 18-22)  Retrieved from


Williams, Kimberly, Lois Steinberg, and John Petronis, 2003, Therapeutic Application of Iyengar Yoga for Healing Chronic Low Back Pain, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, No. 13 (2003) 55.

Williams, Kimberly; Abildso, Christiaan; Steinberg, Lois; Doyle, Edward; Epstein, Beverly; Smith, David; Hobbs, Gerry; Gross, Richard; Kelley, George; Cooper, Linda; Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Iyengar Yoga Therapy on Chronic Low Back Pain; Spine. 34(19):2066-2076, September 1, 2009

YOGA SUTRAS Articles by Siegfried Bleher

Natural Rhythms of Time (Kala), IYASE Newsletter, No. 1, 2011

A Moment in Time (Ksana), IYASE Newsletter, No. 2, 2011

Sequence and the Timeless Present, IYASE Newsletter, No. 3, 2011

Finding Gems in Duality - Ahimsa and Satya, IYASE Newsletter, No. 1, 2010

Finding Gems in Duality - Santosha and Tapas, IYASE Newsletter, No. 2, 2010

Finding Gems in Duality - Svadhyaya and Isvara Pranidhana, IYASE Newsletter, No. 3, 2010

Yoga as Science (published in Yoga Rahasya, vol. 17, no. 1, 2010);

The Art and Science of Yoga (published in Yoga Samachar, Fall 2009/Winter 2010)

The Hidden Importance of Linking (published in Yoga Rahasya, vol.16, no. 2, 2009 );

The Transformative Nature of Yoga, Yoga Samachar, vol 9, no. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2005, Fall/Winter 2006.