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Relationship between yoga, anatomy, physiology, and biology
My name is Randy and I'm a postdoc in the Skeletal Muscle Physiology Lab at UCSD. I'm very interested in the anatomical and physiological aspect of yoga and even want to establish a research project on this. I'll be trying to share data from the modern research efforts into understanding the physiological effects on the human body of the practices of yoga and meditation. I'm interested in how yoga postures effect the biomechanics of joints and muscles. The hypothesis is that movements that are specifically employed in yoga postures align joints in the most optimal configuration, allow for the most efficient contractile mechanics of the muscle groups involved, allow for the optimal blood perfusion rates to these muscle groups, and on top of that provides an exercise modality that strengthens the muscle possibly through eccentric contractions. Anyone have ideas on how to test some of these things? Here's a reference to spark people's interest:
|The effects of yoga training and a single bout of yoga on delayed onset muscle soreness in the lower extremity.
||Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research [1064-8011] Boyle, Colleen A yr:2004 vol:18 iss:4 pg:723 -9