We encourage you to take this opportunity to present a poster about a yoga therapy case study or on yoga research and contribute to the growing body of scientific evidence in the fields of yoga and yoga therapy.
Abstract Deadline: April 30, 2018 Acceptance Notification: by May 10, 2018 *To present your poster, you must register for the conference by June 10, 2018.
Poster requirements: Must fit within 90cm width x 140 height. It is recommended that the poster is one sheet, but it is not a strict requirement.
Submit your abstract by the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org. JYTS’s International Coordinator will forward your abstract to the reviewers. You will also receive an e-mail within 24 hours acknowledging receipt of your abstract.
Your abstract will be reviewed by both JYTS and AYTA reviewers.
You will be notified whether your abstract is accepted for the poster presentation by May 10th.
Abstract and Poster must be in English.
Please submit your abstract as an A4 Word Document file
Font: Use Times New Roman size 12
Word Limit: 300 words (not including title, author names and key words)
The abstract should be structured and contain the following:
TITLE (In all capitals)
Name(s) of author(s). Underline the name of the presenting author.
Introduction (stating the purpose/focus of your research)
Summary of your research or case study. This may include sections on methodology and results of research. Please be as concrete and informative as possible.
List of key words (3 to 6 key words)
Your Abstract might look something like this:
TITLE OF THE STUDY Author1 and Author2 Affiliation Name and Email ID of the presenter
Introduction A yoga practice involving cycles of yoga postures and supine rest (called cyclic meditation) was previously shown to improve performance in attention tasks more than relaxation in the corpse posture (shavasana). This was ascribed to reduced anxiety, though this was not assessed.
Methods In fifty-seven male volunteers (group average age ± S.D., 26.6 ± 4.5 years) the immediate effect of two yoga relaxation techniques was studied on memory and state anxiety. All participants were assessed before and after (i) Cyclic meditation (CM) practiced for 22:30 minutes on one day and (ii) an equal duration of Supine rest (SR) or the corpse posture (shavasana), on another day. Sections of the Wechsler memory scale (WMS) were used to assess; (i) attention and concentration (digit span forward and backward), and (ii) associate learning. State anxiety was assessed using Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).
Results There was a significant improvement in the scores of all sections of the WMS studied after both CM and SR, but, the magnitude of change was more after CM compared to after SR. The state anxiety scores decreased after both CM and SR, with a greater magnitude of decrease after CM. There was no correlation between percentage change in memory scores and state anxiety for either session.
Conclusion A cyclical combination of yoga postures and supine rest in CM improved memory scores immediately after the practice and decreased state anxiety more than rest in a classical yoga relaxation posture (shavasana).
Key words Yoga-based relaxation, Wechsler memory scale, State anxiety
For a sample abstract, please see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28917374