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Yoga interventions for Black female low-income youth

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James, Tylo Anna Shequielle




Master of Arts in Psychology


Powell, Jem


Interest in mindfulness-based yoga interventions has significantly increased over the last thirty years. Researchers have studied the practice of yoga for a range of psychological, physiological, and behavioral conditions including trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, medical conditions, substance use and emotional regulation. More recently, yoga research has been adopted to child and adolescent populations. However, many of the yoga studies pertaining to minors within the context of the United States have focused primarily on White youth. As such, current research on yoga interventions for American youth does not accurately reflect the racial and cultural demographics within the county. The purpose of this literature review is to examine randomized controlled trials of yoga-based interventions that include Black American female youth from low-income backgrounds. Findings suggest a racial and cultural gap in yoga research as it applies to Black American adolescents and especially females.

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University of the West



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