iRest Yoga Nidra Research and Programs

Current, Upcoming and Planned iRest Yoga Nidra Research

Please check back here on a regular basis as we will post posters and published research regarding iRest Yoga Nidra as it comes available to the public. It takes time for each completed research project to be collated and written up, and accepted for publication.

iRest Yoga Nidra Research Completed:

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in U.S. Veterans Using the Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS).
Thomas H. Nassif, PhD, Deborah O. Norris, PhD, Karen L. Soltes, LCSW, Marc R. Blackman, MD, Julie C. Chapman, PsyD and Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD. WA DC VA. 2013.

iRest Yoga-Nidra on the College Campus: Changes in Stress, Depression, Worry, and Mindfulness
Heather Eastman-Mueller, PhD, CSE, CHES; Terry Wilson, M.Ed, RN, CHES; Ae-Kyung Jung, MA; Andrea Kimura, M.Ed; Jeff Tarrant, PhD, BCN. University of Missouri. View article here. Posted with permission.

Evaluation of Meditation in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency.
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2012 View Abstract Here

iRest Yoga Nidra: A Pilot Study to Treat Women Veterans.
Long Beach VA. View Poster Here

The Effect of Meditation on Cortisol: A Comparison of Meditation Techniques to a Control Group.
Ohio University: Department of Experimental Health Psychology. View Poster Here

Mindfulness Based Group Therapy using iRest.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Brain Injury Clinic. View results here

Feasibility Study of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra on Combat-Related PTSD.
Veterans. John F. Kennedy University. View results here

Active duty service members: PTSD.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center. View results here

Miami FL VA (PTSD in veterans)

Compassion Fatigue and Insomnia with Health Care Workers
Brooke Army Medical Center. View poster here

Homelessness: Anxiety, Well-being.
COTS Petaluma Homeless Shelter.
 View summary here; View poster here; View results here

Chemical Dependency: Relapse Prevention. New York.
Results not yet published.

College Students: Well-Being.
Evergreen College.
 Results not yet published.

Stress, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cancer.
Boise State University. View results here

Decreased Stress and Negative Mood in School Counselors.
Boise State University. View results here

iRest Yoga Nidra Research Underway:

Couples & Resiliency. Brooke Army Medical Center.
North Chicago VA (Veterans: PTSD)

Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, PTSD). Washington, DC VA.
University of Missouri (College Students: Well-Being) View poster here

iRest Yoga Nidra Research in Discussion:
Chronic Pain
Insomnia/Sleep Issues

General Yoga Nidra Research Articles

Please check back on a regular basis as we will post new articles of published research regarding Yoga Nidra.

Meditation-Induced Bliss Viewed as Release from Conditioned Neural Thought Patterns, which Block Reward Signals in the Brain Pleasure Center. Religion, Brain & Behavior. Published online: 24 Sep 2013.

Effect of yoga-nidra on blood glucose level in diabetic patients. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Apr-Jun;56(2):161-7.
PMID: 19810584 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Yoga Nidra on physiological variables in patients of menstrual disturbances of reproductive age group. View abstract here.
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2009 Jan-Mar;53(1):97-101.
PMID: 23387245 [PubMed - in process]

Yoga Nidra as a complementary treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with menstrual disorder. View results here.
Int J Yoga. 2012 Jan-Jun; 5(1): 52–56.
doi: 10.4103/0973-6131.91715
PMCID: PMC3276934
Copyright : © International Journal of Yoga

Yoga nidra and its impact on student’s well being. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga Mimansa Journal Vol. 36 No. 1

A study of the improvement of Physical and Mental Health through Yoga nidra. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Dev Sanskriti Journal Vol. 4 Year 4

Effect of Yoga nidra on hypertension & other psychological co-relates. View summary here.
By Dr. Kamakhya Kumar. Published in Yoga the Science Journal Vol. 3 Issue 7

Increased dopamine tone during meditation-induced change of consciousness. Brain Research Cognitive Brain Research, 13(2), 255-259
Kjaer, T. W., Bertelsen, C., Piccini, P., Brooks, D., Alving, J., & Lou, H. C. (2002). See Abstract here.

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