A Study on the Trend of Yoga Research for the Elderly

노인에 대한 요가 연구의 동향 분석

  • Son, Bo Myeong (The Member of the Korean Academy of Medical Gigong) ;
  • Beag, Ji You (The Member of the Korean Academy of Medical Gigong) ;
  • Lee, Jae Heung (The Member of the Korean Academy of Medical Gigong)
  • 손보명 (대한의료기공학회) ;
  • 백지유 (대한의료기공학회) ;
  • 이재흥 (대한의료기공학회)
  • Received : 2019.12.01
  • Accepted : 2019.12.19
  • Published : 2019.12.31


Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the study on yoga for senior in Korea. Methods: As for the data collection through RISS, analysis data were collected by searching for keywords such "yoga", "senior" "elder". The analysis was classified by 1) types of thesis 2) types of study 3) number of study participants and study period 4) types of yoga 5) list of academic journals and publishers. Results: 1. A total of studies were 133, the first study on yoga for senior published 2001. Average 7 studies were published each year. The number of studies has increased since 2006 and decreased since 2010. 2. About half of the researchers related to art and physical education and sports (51.8%). And researchers related to social science published remarkable number of studies (23.3%). 3. Most of researches were experimental study. Conclusions: 1. Hatha yoga could be recommended as a suitable yoga for senior. 2. There is a growing need to develop yoga for senior in preparation for aging society. Grafting yoga on traditional Gigong practice could be a proper exercise for senior.


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