Ashtanga Yoga Research Project

ashtanga yoga research project

PROJECT UPDATE: Participation Closed.

Analysis for Phase 1 is now underway.  Phase 2 begins shortly.

We are conducting a world-wide research study on gender and Ashtanga Yoga and looking for practitioners and teachers from the Global Ashtanga Community to participate.  We need a minimum of 400 men and 400 women, to partake, in order to have a valid sample size.  The study will begin on October 20 so we need volunteers as soon as possible.

This study has two stages.  Stage one investigates the nature and occurrence of injury as related to gender and practice experience.  We will ask participants to complete one, 100% anonymous, online questionnaire.  Primary findings will be shared as public information.

In our second stage, I will be asking WOMEN from the initial survey, who are interested and meet the qualifying requirements, to participate in a further study.  This portion will examine how a woman’s hormones (including menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause) affect, and are affected by, a regular Asthanga Vinyasa practice. Women who participate will gain valuable insight into their personal practice and be able to use their new knowledge to develop a deeper understanding of their body.  More information will be provided to those women who meet the study criteria and wish to participate.

This Asthanga Research Project is in support of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system as taught by S.K.Pattabhi Jois.  We provide continuing education and experiential knowledge in the field of anatomy and physiology as it relates to vinyasa asana practice, to the Ashtanga community as a whole. 

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me.

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