True consent is justice in action

What worries me most about yoga as an adjunct therapy right now, is standardisation, and the rise of the expert voice. I’m hearing about more and more trainings in trauma-sensitive yoga in [...]


What is yoga therapy really?

Last month we set up an online survey, inviting yoga therapists from around the world to answer questions about their work. Why do we care? We want yoga therapy to become a profession, with [...]


Last chance to join #YTC2019 therapeutic yoga classes

The Yoga Therapy Conference (May 10 +11, Amsterdam) is an annual international gathering where yoga meets health and science in an open-minded, innovative, and inspirational way. We put the [...]


Yoga for 60+: what do we know from research?

40% of adults in high-income Western countries do not engage in sports or any physical exercise. Inactivity rises with age – we tend to move less as we age, and this increases the risk of chronic [...]


15 qualities for safety in yoga practice

This list is a summary of Recommendations For Safe Use of Yoga at Different Levels, provided by Dr. Shirley Telles and her colleagues in their recent article in Frontiers of Psychology. Dr. [...]


3 ways in which meditation helps to handle stress

Yesterday I had to bring my 3-year-old to daycare and rush to work. A morning with a small child can be stressful enough if you have to be at work on time. But yesterday, on top of everything [...]


Meditation makes you aware of your wandering mind. Why is it good for you?

Do you recognise the moment when you are trying to focus on an important task but your mind drifts away? Do not worry, mind wandering is a universal experience. Research suggests that our minds [...]


How meditation changes your emotions?

How does your life change if you start practicing love, kindness, and compassion? Research shows that people who practiced loving-kindness meditation in an extensive 3-month training made more [...]


How yoga changes health and lifestyle?

Here we are, talking about deconstructing yoga again — this time about how individual components of yoga change health and lifestyle in the long term. Today I'd like to share a new study [...]

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