In 2008, the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute conducted a small study on the efficacy of LifeForce Yoga to manage the mood. Study participants were individuals attending LifeForce Yoga programs that were 5 days long.
Between times one (before the LifeForce Yoga program) and two (two weeks after learning it), participants reported:
- 64% decrease in total mood disturbance (POMS)
- 53% decrease in average depression scores (BDI)
- At two months, overall mood disturbance continued to drop.
Bennett, S., Weintraub, A., Khalsa, S.B., “Initial evaluation of the LifeForce Yoga® program as a therapeutic intervention for depression,” Intern. Jour Yoga Therapy, 2008.