Yoga in Medicine

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142). This special issue belongs to the section "Sports Medicine and Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 440

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Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Interests: yoga therapy; sports medicine; posturology; ergonomics; medical sciences; biomaterials; biointeractive materials; bioactive dental materials; translational medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Yoga as a system of physical/mental/spiritual practices providing holistic well-being has received increasing attention over the last few decades.

Yoga as a therapeutic science has been an object of study, with a high number of scientific publications in different medical disciplines demonstrating great therapeutic effects and benefits for both physical and mental/cognitive health. 

This Special Issue “Yoga in Medicine” intends to collect valuable articles on yoga as a medical approach for different pathologies in various medical fields, such as:

  • Yoga in cardiology for cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia and vasovagal syncope;
  • Yoga in internal medicine for metabolic syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory markers and the immune system;
  • Yoga in neurology/psychology for stress, anxiety, and burnout;
  • Yoga in pneumology;
  • Yoga in orthopedics/physiatry for chronic pain, pain-associated disorders, and disc herniation;
  • Yoga in occupational and preventive medicine and public health;
  • Yoga in geriatrics;
  • Yoga for neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia;
  • Yoga for insomnia;
  • Yoga for eating disorders;
  • Yoga in pregnancy;
  • Yoga for adolescent problems;
  • Yoga in school and university education.

Prof. Dr. Maria Giovanna Gandolfi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • yoga
  • yoga therapy
  • asana
  • medicine
  • embodied discipline
  • mindful movement
  • concentrative practice
  • breathing
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • inflammatory markers
  • irritable bowel
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • discs herniation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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