Yoga research provides promise for stroke survivors: A Q&A with Arlene Schmid

Most yoga research focuses on young, healthy adults; yet Arlene Schmid, a professor and researcher in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University, has taken a different approach in her yoga studies. By analyzing the effects of yoga in stroke survivors and individuals with disabilities, Schmid aims to add to the scientific literature in support of yoga.

Yoga is an important tool for older adults as the risk of stroke increases with age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the chance of stroke doubles every 10 years after age 55.

Read on at, where Schmid answers a Q&A about the use of yoga to treat disability and stroke.


Grace Weintrob is the former digital media intern for the Center for Healthy Aging. She graduated from CSU in 2022 with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Stage, Sports, and Film Production and Science Communication.

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