The little neuroscience research that exists highlights the changes the brain goes through during practice – could that have a more lasting effect?
Friends, I know, I have not written forever. I could come up with a ton of excuses, like life stuff, … More
My first experience of hot yoga was fairly traumatic. The smell in the then Bikram Kentish Town studio. The aggressive … More
One of the biggest problems of understanding the effects of yoga on our health and minds and bodies more broadly is that a lot of yoga research is, frankly, a bit shit.So it was great to see the publication of this guidance last week on how yoga studies should be designed and reported. But it doesn’t really go far enough. Could megastudy thinking be what we are missing?
Ageing well is surely something that we are all after – mobile, as healthy as we can, with strong brains and great mental health. Maybe yoga can help.
The yoga world is obsessed with the supernatural, beyond things that are part of its actual heritage. But how much does this contribute to the rejection of science and medicine?
Here’s a cool study to wrap the year up: evidence of changes in gene expression following an intense meditation retreat. … More
Stress really fucks up the immune system in various different ways. Yoga’s positive effects on our immunity are likely due to its effects on our stress levels.
Ever since I read Yoga Body*, I’ve had one big question in my mind: if modern postural yoga is basically … More
Working from home over the past 18 months has brought some challenges, especially in maintaining work–life balance. Could yoga help tackle stress and burnout and keep us productive and full of brilliant ideas?
If inflammation determines our biological age, and if yoga helps to control unnecessary inflammation, could yoga also help to keep us young?
The June issue of the mind–body adventure was shipped last week, and yes, it features two cats. Subscribe now and … More
My favourites in health and wellness in April: yoga science stories, a cute tool to keep you well at work, a delicious yoga nidra, and more…
Here’s an interesting question: how much of the benefit of yoga on our mental health and our immunity is due … More
Do you ever feel that one type of meditation or yoga practice really resonates and another just simply leaves you … More
With fascia also including the immune system, could there be immune benefits to working with the fascia?
Yoga may have benefits for those at risk of cardiovascular disease and those who have already experienced a major cardiovascular episode. This is a plain language summary of an academic article that puts forward the evidence.
Does yoga nidra help with chronic pain? The evidence is weak and inconclusive, although combined with yoga it might have a beneficial effect
Does yoga nidra help with our menstruation challenges? The evidence seems to suggest that it does indeed, likely by reducing stress and bringing back hormonal balance.
I’ve had a revelation over the past week. I signed up to a yoga nidra teacher training, mainly out of … More