iRest Yoga Nidra Research and Programs
Current, Upcoming and Planned iRest Yoga Nidra Research
Please check back here on a regular basis as we will post posters and published research regarding iRest Yoga Nidra as it comes available to the public. It takes time for each completed research project to be collated and written up, and accepted for publication.
iRest Yoga Nidra Research Completed:
iRest Yoga-Nidra on the College Campus: Changes in Stress, Depression, Worry, and Mindfulness
Heather Eastman-Mueller, PhD, CSE, CHES; Terry Wilson, M.Ed, RN, CHES; Ae-Kyung Jung, MA; Andrea Kimura, M.Ed; Jeff Tarrant, PhD, BCN. University of Missouri. View article here. Posted with permission.
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2012: (Evaluation of Meditation in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency) View Abstract Here
Long Beach VA: (iRest Yoga Nidra: A Pilot Study to Treat Women Veterans). View Poster Here
Ohio University: Department of Experimental Health Psychology: (The Effect of Meditation on Cortisol: A Comparison of Meditation Techniques to a Control Group) View Poster Here
Johns Hopkins Bayview Brain Injury Clinic (Mindfulness Based Group Therapy using iRest) View results here
John F. Kennedy University: Feasibility Study of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra on Combat-Related PTSD (Veterans) View results here
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Active duty service members: PTSD) View results here
Miami FL VA (PTSD in veterans)
Brooke Army Medical Center: (Compassion Fatigue and Insomnia with Health Care Workers ) View poster here
New York (Chemical Dependency: Relapse Prevention). Results not yet published.
Evergreen College (College Students: Well-Being). Results not yet published.
Boise State University (Stress, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cancer) View results here
Boise State University (Decreased Stress and Negative Mood in School Counselors) View results here
iRest Yoga Nidra Research Underway:
Brooke Army Medical Center (Couples & Resiliency)
North Chicago VA (Veterans: PTSD)
Washington, DC VA (Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, PTSD)
University of Missouri (College Students: Well-Being) View poster here
iRest Yoga Nidra Research in Discussion:
GABA Levels, Depression and TBI
Cortisol Levels and Stress
General Yoga Nidra Research Articles
Please check back on a regular basis as we will post new articles of published research regarding Yoga Nidra.
Effect of yoga-nidra on blood glucose level in diabetic patients. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Apr-Jun;56(2):161-7.
PMID: 19810584 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Effect of Yoga Nidra on physiological variables in patients of menstrual disturbances of reproductive age group. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2009 Jan-Mar;53(1):97-101.
PMID: 23387245 [PubMed - in process]
Yoga Nidra as a complementary treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with menstrual disorder. View results here.
Int J Yoga. 2012 Jan-Jun; 5(1): 52–56.
Copyright : © International Journal of Yoga
Yoga nidra and its impact on student’s well being. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga Mimansa Journal Vol. 36 No. 1
A study of the improvement of Physical and Mental Health through Yoga nidra. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Dev Sanskriti Journal Vol. 4 Year 4
Effect of Yoga nidra on hypertension & other psychological co-relates. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga the Science Journal Vol. 3 Issue 7
Increased dopamine tone during meditation-induced change of consciousness. Brain Research Cognitive Brain Research, 13(2), 255-259
Kjaer, T. W., Bertelsen, C., Piccini, P., Brooks, D., Alving, J., & Lou, H. C. (2002). See Abstract here.