Table 2
(a) Dosing of yoga: summary of studies from the Western World*

West [USA, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Turkey]
Back painOther painCVDCancer

Durations (weeks)
9658
 Range6–24 weeks4–8 weeks8–20 weeks1–12 weeks
 Median12 weeks7 weeks9 weeks7.5 weeks
 Mode12 weeks8 weeks8 weeksnone
Classes/week
9658
 Range1-2 classes/weekonly 1 class-2/wk1–3 classes/week1–7 classes/week
 Median1 class/week2 class/week2 class/week1 class/week
 Mode1 class/week2 class/week2 class/week1 class/week
Length of single class (min.)
9657
 Range60–90 minutes50–120 minutes50–70 minutes45–120 minutes
 Median75 minutes60–90 minutes60 minutes75 minutes
 Mode75 minutes90 minutes60 minutes90 minutes
Total hours of classes
9657
 Range12–72 hours1–18 hours8–26 hours7–24 hours
 Median15 hours16 hours19 hours16 hours
 Mode15 hours18 hoursnonenone
Home practice (any recommended)
9658
 %Yes100%67%60%50%

*Further details are provided in Table 4(a).
(b) Dosing of yoga: summary of studies from Asia*

Asia [India, Thailand]
Back painOther painCVDCancer

Durations (weeks)
1283
 Range1 week8, 12 weeks3–52 weeks6 weeks
 Median1 weekna**8 weeks6 weeks
 Mode1 weekna3 weeks6 weeks
Classes/week
1252
 Range7 classes5 classes3–7 classes3, 7 classes
 Medianna5 classes4 classesna
 Modena5 classes3 classesna
Length of single class (min.)
1264
 RangeRetreat, 9 hrs/day60 minutes30–63 minutes60–90 minutes
 Medianna60 minutes30 minutes60 minutes
 Modena60 minutes30 minutes60 minutes
Total hours of classes
1242
 Range56 hours40, 60 hours10.5–80 hours18+, 25 hours
 Mediannana13.5 hoursna
 Modenananana
Home practice (any recommended)
1284
 %Yes0%50%25%75%

*Further details are provided in Table 4(b).
**Not applicable.