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
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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Kamei, T., Toriumi, Y., Kimura, H., Kumano, H., Ohno, S., & Kimura, K. (2000). Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90(3), 1027-1032.

Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation. / Kamei, Tsutomu; Toriumi, Yoshitaka; Kimura, Hiroshi; Kumano, Hiroaki; Ohno, Satoshi; Kimura, Keishin.

In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 90, No. 3, 06.2000, p. 1027-1032.

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Kamei, T, Toriumi, Y, Kimura, H, Kumano, H, Ohno, S & Kimura, K 2000, 'Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation', Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 1027-1032.
Kamei, Tsutomu ; Toriumi, Yoshitaka ; Kimura, Hiroshi ; Kumano, Hiroaki ; Ohno, Satoshi ; Kimura, Keishin. / Decrease in serum cortisol during yoga exercise is correlated with alpha wave activation. In: Perceptual and Motor Skills. 2000 ; Vol. 90, No. 3. pp. 1027-1032.
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