I am proud to announce that Yoga Science in collaboration with Hi Yoga, is organizing a randomized controlled trial this year. The aim is to investigate yoga as a means to reduce distress, increase subjective well being, promote better sleep and increase academic grades.

Background

University students show increased levels of mental distress. In a recent report on the well-being of Norwegian students, it was found that one in five has severe mental health issues. This number is the double of that of the normal population in the same age range. Similar results have been found in other countries.

Hence, we wish to investigate whether yoga can reduce student distress and increase subjective well being. Furthermore, we’ll assess sleep parameters and academic performance.

Together we’ll find out whether yoga has the potential to increase student well being, sleep quality and academic results. 

Students – look here!

Are you a student in the Oslo area and new to yoga? – Then you are a potential candidate for our study. Let us know if you are interested in being a participant by sending an e mail to info@yoscience.com. As a participant you’ll get a 12 week yoga course at Hi Yoga. By filling out some questionnaires and wearing a pulse watch, we’ll gather the data anonymously. Together we’ll find out whether yoga has the potential to increase student well being, sleep quality and academic results.

The first round of data collection starts in February 2017. Start the new year with a great, new challenge and contribute to the largest yoga study within the field to date!