Yoga Empowers Seniors Study – YESS!

Why did we do this research study?

The main reasons we conducted this study were to quantify the physical demands and functional performance adaptations (e.g. changes in strength, balance, etc) of a 32-week yoga program designed for community-dwelling older adults.

The physical demands and functional performance adaptations were assessed using biomechanical investigation (described further below).

Our goal is to use data from the study to develop evidence-based Yoga programs for ambulatory seniors. We hope that evidence-based programs will be associated with fewer musculoskeletal side effects compared to Yoga programs that are not guided by an evidence base. Read More »