Yoga and breathing exercises improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in the short term and cumulatively in the longer term, new research suggests[1]. Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The new findings suggest yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or major… Read more

Guide to Nutrition for Yoga

A true “Yogic Diet” is based on Ahimsa, which is a concept that means that no harm should ever come to a conscious living being. Therefore, a true “yogic diet” will be vegan. That is certainly an option, but, for the purpose of this publication we will discuss food and overall nutrition as it contributes… Read more

How yoga could help people see themselves in a better light is being investigated by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In their latest study, the researchers, led by professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, interviewed 46 young adults who practiced yoga at least 30 minutes a week, on average, over the past year… Read more

New research from a UCLA led team of neuroscientists suggests that we can one more to the list of yoga’s benefits. A three-month course of yoga and meditation practice, the team found, helped reduce the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It was even more effective than… Read more

Yoga improves quality of life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to new research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Heart rate and blood pressure also decreased in patients who did yoga. Said Maria Wahlström, a nurse and PhD candidate at Sophiahemmet University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. “Many patients… Read more