The short-term psychophysiological effects of hatha yoga and progressive relaxation on female Japanese students

  • Cusumano J
  • Robinson S
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Abstract

Examined the effects of hatha-yoga and progressive relaxation on heart rate, blood pressure, physical self-efficacy, and self-esteem. 95 female Japanese undergraduates participated in 3 weekly treatment sessions. Both treatments were effective in lowering heart rate and blood pressure and in improving self-esteem. Perceptions of physical self-efficacy declined over time. (French abstract) ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)

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  • 3
  • Blood
  • Blood Pressure
  • E GROUP: Adulthood
  • Female
  • Heart Rate
  • PULATION: Human
  • Perception
  • Relaxation
  • Time
  • Treatment
  • Yoga

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Authors

  • Jerome A Cusumano

  • Sharon E Robinson

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