120 Minutes of Yin Yoga 1 x Per Week As a Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Anxiety

Welcome to our latest podcast episode, where we dive into the following research paper: The effect of yin yoga intervention on state and trait anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us as we explore the following key topics:

  1. Understanding Anxiety: Anxiety is a psychological, physiological, and behavioral state triggered by perceived threats to emotional security and survival.
  2. State Anxiety vs Trait Anxiety: Anxiety can be a temporary response to an event or it can be a reflection of one’s personality.
  3. COVID-19 Impact: The pandemic’s significant influence on mental health, increasing anxiety disorders, and the challenges of remote work.
  4. Yin Yoga as an Effective Non-Pharmacological Intervention: The role of physical and mental exercises, particularly yoga, in alleviating anxiety and enhancing well-being.
  5. Research Findings: A brief look at the details of this study conducted in Latvia during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the effects of Yin yoga on state and trait anxiety among women.


Don’t miss this enlightening discussion as Jules and Ariana discuss the introduction and methods of an observational study with no control group. 

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