U of M Seeks African-American Women For Yoga Study

U of M Seeks African-American Women For Yoga Study


AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT OUR ROOFTOP. SO NICE WE DECIDED TO COME UP STAIRS. THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LOOKS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN THAT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN A YOGA STUDY. ILL WHO GET LITTLE TO NO EXERCISE AND CONSIDER THEMSELVES OVERWEIGHT. EXPLAINS WHY THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SUCH SPECIFIC QUALITIES AND WHAT THEY HOPE TO LEARN. Reporter: THIS VOID WAS MADE TO HELP RECRUIT WOMEN FOR THE U OF M STUDY. IT SHOWS YOU CAN BE FLEXIBLE AND STRONG, EVEN IF YOU’RE CURVEY. WE HAVE THE TENDENCY TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE ELSE BUT OURSELVES. Reporter: DOCTOR IS DESCRIBING WHAT’S CALLED STRONG WOMAN SYNDROME. IT CAN LEAD TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HIGH STRESS LEVELS. YOGA CAN ALLEVIATE BOTH. THE GOAL OF THE STUDY TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE TAKE A WOMAN, WHO IS OVERWEIGHT AND SEDENTARY, IF SHE ESTABLISHES A REGULAR YOGA PRACTICE AFTER THREE MONTHS, DO WE SEE ANY TYPE OF CHANGE IN THE BLOOD PRESSURE AND STRESS LEVELS? THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN CHOSEN FOR THE STUDY WILL GET 12 WEEKS OF FREE YOGA CLASSES. YES YOGA IS ONE OF THE LOCATIONS THEY CAN GO. REVERSE YOUR WARRIOR. Reporter: SHE SAYS IT CAN BE MODIFIED SO EVERYONE CAN DO IT. IF NEW A LARGER BODY OR — IF YOU ARE IN A LARGER BODY OR HAVE TIGHTER HAMSTRINGS YOU MAY NEED TO BEND YOUR KNEES. THE REGULAR PRACTICE, THAT YOU CAN SEE A MOVEMENT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN TERMS OF MORNING BLOOD PRESSURE AND MORNING STRESS. THE STUDY LIMITED TO 50 WOMEN BUT THEY DO STILL HAVE OPENINGS. THEY ARE SCREENING THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED AND THEY WILL