Exercise Without Movement Yoga Method on Mindfulness, Anxiety and Depression
In this study, the effect of the Exercise Without Movement yoga method on mindfulness, anxiety and depression was explored.
Ooooooh! Great news. The Exercise Without Movement method is gaining some interest in the scientific literature. This makes us rather happy! :) :)
The exercises in the Exercise Without Movement method were designed by Swami Rama who came to the United States in the early 1970s and participated in extensive research on the voluntary control of internal states. Swami Rama also pioneered the development of biofeedback as a means for voluntarily controlling internal states.In his Exercise Without Movement manual, he offers exercises that have been developed and applied over thousands of years. Unlike all other exercise practices in the West which focus on the physical body and contain some form of movement, these exercises are mental, with the body then following organically, according to Swami Rama and his followers; the mind and body are trained, and thus united, together.
In this study, the effect of the Exercise Without Movement yoga method on mindfulness, anxiety and depression was explored. 16 participants engaged in one month of Exercise Without Movement whilst a control group of 22 participants did not. Those who engaged in the practice showed both a statistically significant increase in mindfulness and decrease in anxiety and depression symptoms, compared with the control group.
Super duper we say!