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…
Don’t ask me what possessed me to log through the archives of Nature, the MOST prestigious scientific journal in the … More
I’m biased of course. I’ve been practising yoga for more than 10 years. I teach yoga. I write about yoga. … More
Last year I attended breathing school. You would have thought that after 38 years of being alive I would know … More
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
You probably know at least one if not multiple people with autoimmune disease, whether that’s type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis (also called RA). All of these are conditions where the immune system has gotten ‘confused’ about what is self and what is non-self, and starts attacking the body, whether that’s the pancreas (diabetes), the gut (Crohn’s disease) or the joints (RA). Could yoga help?
Here’s an interesting question: how much of the benefit of yoga on our mental health and our immunity is due … More
Could yoga and other mind-body practices help during the pandemic?
Mind–body practices like yoga, tai chi and mindfulness meditation cause changes in gene expression that damper inflammation – which may help to keep the immune system in balance.
With fascia also including the immune system, could there be immune benefits to working with the fascia?
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?
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
New study showing that yoga helps to reduce depressive symptoms in a range of mental health condition
I am ashamed. As a trained scientist, I should know to question, research and challenge things that I am told, … More