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ISSN: 2157-7595

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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A Call for the Inclusion of Spirituality in Yoga Research

Douglas A MacDonald*

Department of Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Douglas A MacDonald
Department of Psychology
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West Mc Nichols Road, Detroit
Michigan, USA, 48221-3038
Tel: (313) 578-0388
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 30, 2013; Accepted Date: August 26, 2013; Published Date: August 29, 2013

Citation: MacDonald DA (2013) A Call for the Inclusion of Spirituality in Yoga Research. J Yoga Phys Ther 3:138. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000138

Copyright: © 2013 MacDonald DA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



In this brief article, the author draws attention to the fact that much of the current scientific research on yoga has tended to exclude spirituality as a focus of study. In response, he presents arguments and information regarding the value of incorporating spiritual constructs in yoga investigations and makes suggestions for future studies.

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