The little neuroscience research that exists highlights the changes the brain goes through during practice – could that have a more lasting effect?
Tag: mental health
Can handstands make me happy(ier)?
I’m honestly not looking for silver lining when I say that lots of good things happened in 2020. Parking the … More
Does yoga help with (peri)menopause?
Perimenopause is a big time of transition for women – can yoga help to overcome the challenges that go with it?
Yoga vs CBT for anxiety in older adults (plain language summary)
Large randomised clinical trial compared yoga and CBT for alleviating worry in older adults. The results are promising.
What’s so special about yoga?
Ever since I read Yoga Body*, I’ve had one big question in my mind: if modern postural yoga is basically … More
What is the vagus nerve – and why should you care?
She’s everyone’s favourite nerve. She’s the vagus nerve, the main parasympathetic nerve, one that brings balance in times of stress. And yoga practices are her friend.
What do depression, inflammation and yoga have in common?
If you were to ask me what was the one thing I learned in the past year that blew my … More
5 reasons why you should start a breathing practice today
Last year I attended breathing school. You would have thought that after 38 years of being alive I would know … More
Why I teach – and yoga as a tool for empowerment
You may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. A few weeks ago I had a family emergency … More
Yoga nidra: what do people think? (or Rachel’s mini-research project)
Why do people think yoga nidra is? Why do they want to do it? And what do they experience when the do? I looked online to see what people are saying to find out (because I’m nosy – are you?).
Yoga nidra makes me happy (or just less sad) – plain language summary
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
Yoga vs CBT in alleviating anxiety (plain language summary)
Hot-off-the-press study compared yoga, CBT and stress education for the treatment of anxiety (and gets slightly misreported by media) – who will win?
How yoga nidra could tip the balance in an anxious mind
I’ve had a revelation over the past week. I signed up to a yoga nidra teacher training, mainly out of … More
There’s a place down by the coast The road is narrow and windy, and for much of the drive you … More
Yoga as an antidote for depression (plain language summary)
New study showing that yoga helps to reduce depressive symptoms in a range of mental health condition