Yoga for Cardiovascular Health

Stacy Hunter is director of research and education at Pure Action. Originally from Charleston, SC, Stacy started out as an exercise scientist before moving onto vascular health, specifically artery health and compliance. She then moved to the University of Austin as a PhD student and started to research on how the heart can benefit from yoga.


Dr. Stacy Hunter

Is The Research Director For Pure Action, Inc., A Nonprofit Organization Devoted To Bringing The Ancient Benefits Of Yoga To Mainstream Medicine Through Research, Education And Community Outreach. She Received Her Ph.D. In Clinical Exercise Physiology From The University Of Texas At Austin Where She Studied The Effects Of Yoga On Vascular Function In The Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory. A Bikram Yoga Practitioner Since 2008, She Has Now Published Several Studies On The Impact Of Yoga On Cardiovascular Health And Glucose Tolerance And Has Presented Her Findings In The U.S. And Abroad. She Is Also Currently An Affiliate Of The University Of Texas At Austin, Where She Continues Her Work Performing Studies On The Effects Of Yoga On Vascular Health And Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Middle-Aged And Older Adults At Elevated Risk.