Can Yoga modulate stress, anxiety and depression? Does stress impact gender differently in Policing? Keep reading to find out the answer.
The U.S. Department of Justice published a study regarding the “Stress, Gender and Policing: The Impact of Perceived Gender Discrimination on Symptoms of Stress”.
You can read the full study at this link:
The results indicate that male and female officers have conflicting attitudes about the amount and nature of gender discrimination within police work. The findings further suggest that female officers experience higher levels of stress. Additionally, the results indicate a weak relationship between perceptions of gender related jokes and stress levels for females. The study iterates that police work is inherently stressful, and that the traditionally male-dominated field of policing may create increased obstacles and stressors for women officers.
In recent decades, several medical and scientific studies on yoga proved it to be very useful in the treatment of some diseases, stress and PTSD.
On our page https://www.frycanada.com/fry-research-links/ we have available different studies showing the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, breathwork and relaxation. Please feel free to jump there and learn more about the science beyond the yoga practice in all its full aspects.
A study published on the National Library of Medicine was conducted to investigate the effects of yoga on stress, anxiety, and depression in women.
You can read the full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843960/
The total eligible sample consisted of 52 women with a mean age of 33.5 ± 6.5 years. The study above showed that 12 sessions of intervention such as regular Hatha Yoga exercise significantly reduced stress, anxiety, and depression in women. Thus, it can be used as complementary medicine and reduce the medical cost per treatment by reducing the use of drugs.
Not “the solution” but a tool, that extra juice you can add to your daily healthy routine that can really better your life and change the way you perceive happenings as stressors in your life.
Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. So, if you are really interested in wellness you have to factor in your mind states: meditation and mindfulness are other “natural drugs” you can use without any side effects.
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Sasy, FRY Director and Co-Founder