KYIS Research Highlights
The IEL has partnered with Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston to rigorously evaluate the KYIS curriculum through randomized control trials. Key findings of our research are
- The KYIS curriculum reliably improved resilience and prevented increases in negative emotional states in high school students.
- The KYIS curriculum also attenuates anxiety and stress and improves the ability of high school students to self-regulate.
- High school students who practiced yoga as part of their PE curriculum experienced decreased tension, anxiety, and negativity.
Qualitative Evaluation of a High School Yoga Program: Feasibility and Perceived Benefits
AUTHOR(S): Lisa A. Conboy, Jessica J. Noggle, Jessica L. Frey, Ravi S. Kudesia, Sat Bir S. Khalsa
SOURCE: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing
Effects of a Yoga-Based Intervention for Young Adults on Quality of Life and Perceived Stress: The Potential Mediating Roles of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
AUTHOR(S): Tim Gard, Narayan Brach, Britta K. Hölzel, Jessica J. Noggle, Lisa A. Conboy, Sara W. Lazar
SOURCE: The Journal of Positive Psychology
Benefits of Yoga for Psychosocial Well-Being in a US High School Curriculum: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial
AUTHOR(S): Jessica J. Noggle, Naomi J. Steiner, Takuya Minami, Sat Bir S. Khalsa
SOURCE: Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Evaluation of the Mental Health Benefits of Yoga in a Secondary School: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial
AUTHOR(S): Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Lynn Hickey-Schultz, Deborah Cohen, Naomi Steiner, Stephen Cope