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University-based online yoga education: A pilot study of students’ experience
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Muriel StrahmMuriel Strahm, M Cohen, S Borg-Olivier
The purpose of this study was to explore student’s experience of a university-based, online yoga course.Thirty-four students undertook an anonymous online questionnaire that examined the influence of participants' yoga practice on their sense of well-being. Results indicated that all students benefitted from their involvement in the yoga course in terms of their mental, emotionally, and physical well-beingThe benefits offered by online yoga education suggests that ancient yogic wisdom aligns well with modern professional practices and that yoga education could be integrated into course curriculums for health practitioner students to help them manage stress better and inform their clinical recommendations to clients once they enter professional practice. Further controlled studies with long-term follow up are now required to compare online and face-to-face education, document the specific mental, psychological, emotional and physical benefits of yoga education, and determine the applicability of online yoga education to a broader spectrum of students.