Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation

Tsutomu Kamei, Yoshitaka Toriumi, Hiroshi Kimura, Hiroaki Kumano, Satoshi Ohno, Keishin Kimura

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Abstract

We examined changes in brain waves and blood levels of serum cortisol during yoga exercise in 7 yoga instructors and found that alpha waves increased and serum cortisol decreased. These two measures were negatively correlated (r= -.83). Comparison with a control group of nonpractitioners is desirable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1032
Number of pages6
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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