Vidhi is CNHC registered and BWY certified yoga therapist offering individualised yoga sessions or small group classes in the lineage of T.Krishnamacharya. The yoga classes are a means to self-empower individuals in a progressive, non-invasive, and multi-dimensional manner.
“A good teacher sees the commonality of all human beings
and helps each individual find his uniqueness.”- TKV Desikachar
The Effectiveness of yoga in modifying risk factors for Cardiovascular Diseases and Metabolic syndrome
Chu P (Harvard School of Public Health), Gotink RA, Yeh GY, Goldie SJ, Hunink MG, European Journal of Preventative Cardiology
A review of studies examining the benefits of yoga suggests the ancient Eastern practice provides significant benefits on cardiovascular risk factors, including LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure. When comparing the effects of yoga against aerobic exercise, including in studies with both healthy and hypertensive subjects, among others, there appeared to be comparable effects on body-mass index, body weight, systolic blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Yoga,it appears, might provide a benefit in terms of improving cardiovascular risk profiles similar to that of physical activities like cycling or brisk walking, say researchers. Read more for full study….
Efficacy of Individualised Yoga Therapy on Inflammatory Rheumatic Conditions- A pilot Study by Vidhi Sohdi
Final Year Yoga Therapy project at Sannidhi of Yoga of krishnamacharya, Chennai, India
Stress, udvighnata & āyāsa, is widely recognised as a risk factor in the onset of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. A systematic review was conducted with the patients from the patient suppport group of rheumatology department at the Central Middlesex Hospital, London. The review revealed many positve effects of yoga especially on blood pressure and on anxiety trait tests. The result from this study show that yogic practices have the ability to change cognitive-behavioral patterns of stress appraisals in the management of inflammatory rheumatic diseases, thereby providing individuals with tools to self-manage their condition.
A Pragmmatic multi centered randomised control trial on yoga for chronic lower back pain.
York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
A systematic review revealed three small randomised controlled trials of yoga for low back pain, all of which showed effects on back pain that favoured the yoga group. The ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ yoga programme was shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for those with a history of chronic and recurring low back pain that could be recommended by physicians and clinicians. The Annals of Internal Medicine journal published our research results paper (Nov 1st 2011).Spine journal published research results cost-effectiveness paper which showed that the ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme would be cost-effective both within the UK NHS and from a UK economic/societal point of view.
Modulation of immune responses in stress by yoga.
Department of Biochemistry, GB Pant Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Stress is a constant factor in today’s fastpaced life that can jeopardize our health if left unchecked. It is only in the last half century that the role of stress in every ailment from the common cold to AIDS has been emphasized, and the mechanisms involved in this process have been studied. Stress influences the immune response presumably through the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis, hypothalamic pituitary-gonadal axis, and the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary system. Various neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, hormones, and cytokines mediate these complex bidirectional interactions between the central nervous system (CNS) and the immune system. The effects of stress on the immune responses result in alterations in the number of immune cells and cytokine dysregulation. Various stress management strategies such as meditation, yoga, hypnosis, and muscle relaxation have been shown to reduce the psychological and physiological effects of stress in cancers and HIV infection. This review aims to discuss the effect of stress on the immune system and examine how relaxation techniques such as Yoga and meditation could regulate the cytokine levels and hence, the immune responses during stress.
Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and it’s ability to increase on quality of life.
Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi, The Center for Health Behavior Research
The objective of this study is to assess the findings of selected articles regarding the therapeutic effects of yoga and to provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of regular yoga practice. As participation rates in mind-body fitness programs such as yoga continue to increase, it is important for health care professionals to be informed about the nature of yoga and the evidence of its many therapeutic effects. Thus, this manuscript provides information regarding the therapeutic effects of yoga as it has been studied in various populations concerning a multitude of different ailments and conditions. Therapeutic yoga is defined as the application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions and involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent reduce or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering or limitations. Results from this study show that yogic practices enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.