Yoga & Mental Health of Elderly in Hospice

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Yoga is recommended for the elderly to enhance quality of life by improving overall mental status. This study published in International Journal of Yoga evaluated the effectiveness of yoga on a population of elderly women inmates residing in a hospice. Yoga therapy was provided for 60 minutes twice a week for 12 weeks and found to decrease levels of depression and anxiety along with improving self-esteem.


Link to Effect of a 12-week yoga therapy program on mental health status in elderly woman inmates of a hospice (1/2017)

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