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Popular Media Images of Yoga: Limiting Perceived Access to a Beneficial Practice

Elika Razmjou, MA School of Graduate Psychology, Pacific University Heather Freeman, MS, MA RYT 200 School of Graduate Psychology, Pacific University Nadezhda Vladagina, MA, RYT 200 School of Graduate Psychology, Pacific University Jillian Freitas, PsyD School of Graduate Psychology, Pacific University Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP, RYT500, C-IAYT School of Graduate Psychology, Pacific University   Abstract Yoga is an ancient practice that has been used as an effective treatment for a range of physical and mental health conditions (e.g., stress, anxiety, hypertension, chronic pain). Despite the increased utilization of yoga, the demographics represented among current US yoga practitioners remain narrow, including ...

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