This single-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled trial has shown that yoga decreases climacteric symptoms, perceived stress, and neuroticism in perimenopausal women better than physical exercise in 8 weeks. Thus, an IAYT could be one of the preferred nonhormonal, lifestyle-modifying regimens for perimenopausal women.
We extend our gratitude to Dr. Ravi Kulkarni for his help in the statistical analysis. We thank Dr. Ramprasad of Anand Diagnostic Laboratory for his assistance in biochemical assessments. We are thankful to all the yoga teachers, especially Shri Dattatreya, Pankaja Sheshadri, Push a Nagesh, and Ambika Prakash and the physical trainers who conducted the classes for this project and the women for their cooperation during the study. We are also grateful to the heads of the organizations that promoted the study and provided the facilities in which to conduct the classes in different locations in Bangalore.Reprint Address
Ritu Chattha, MSc, Division of Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, #19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore, 560019, India. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Menopause. 2008;15(5):862-870. © 2008 The North American Menopause Society
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