PE 176 – Dorfhuber – Fitness Yoga

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About this Guide

This guide provides students with recommended resources for finding information and conducting research related to yoga. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of the guide.

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Reference Books

Reference books are a great place to get background information on your topic. These books are available in the Luria Library Reference section.

  • Yoga Illustrated Dictionary R 181.45 D273y
  • Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices R 291.03 M528r
  • Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide R 615.5 B974a


Use the library catalog to find information about yoga. To limit to books, choose the appropriate box from the menu to the left of your search results.

Yoga information available online:

Yoga magazines and journals available through the library:

From off campus, you will need to login with your Pipeline username and password.

  • Academic Search Complete is the library’s largest database covering a wide variety of subjects, including yoga.
  • Alt HealthWatch provides articles covering many perspectives on complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including yoga.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text includes articles from nursing and allied health journals covering a range of topics, including yoga.

Selected articles on yoga and its benefits:

Yoga and Health

Yoga and Well Being

Yoga and Fitness


Learning Resource Center

The LRC, located across from the library has several yoga related videos. Search for them in their Media Lookup catalog.

On the Web:

  • A stroke of insight — “Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.”
    Why you should listen to her:
    Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right. From her home base in Indiana, she now travels the country on behalf of the Harvard Brain Bank as the “Singin’ Scientist.”