International Yoga Day in London 2017 in Trafalgar Square.
Anna Sunderland Engels.
Part of yoga's appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
There is reliable scientific evidence by which yoga could help individuals with mental disorders.
Given the evidence base, offering mindfulness based yoga programs in schools may help young people learn to manage stress.
Yoga and mindfulness programs in schools have been proven to mitigate or reduce some of the negative impacts of stress on academic achievement and future outcomes.
Prevention and cure.
Just 60 minutes a week can have a very positive effect.
Courtesy of Wellcome Collection
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.
Yoga moves like downward dog put strain on your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
New research shows yoga can improve back and neck pain, but can put strain on the body in some poses.
A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. But some Hindus and Christians argue that yoga is fundamentally Hindu.
From the shores of India to a gym on the high-street — the evolution of modern yoga.
From 'power poses' to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.
Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion.
Photo copyright TheArtOfYogaProject.
Yoga programs specifically designed to heal girls' trauma are showing results in facilities across the country. Here's how.
Taking care of your kids can mean taking care of yourself, too.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
A poster of Hindus for Trump, which shows Donald Trump in a ‘yogi’ pose.
HIndus for Trump
A recent poster displayed Donald Trump with the Indian spiritual symbol of 'om.' Here is the problem:
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
Police commandos from India’s northern state of Punjab take part in a laughter exercise during a yoga session.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.
Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling yoga memoir.
Yoga fiction is a burgeoning genre of books that tell tales of spiritual enlightenment through an ancient Indian practice. But what happens when such practices are severed from their cultural roots?
The physical and mental health benefits associated with moving, being active and mindful are not just limited to yoga.
One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That's about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes.
Jonas the lemur defied his small size by living to the age of 29.
David Haring, Duke Lemur Center
A new study looking at a long-lived lemur species attributes it to their frequent hibernation-like state. But what lessons can humans learn from this?
It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress…
Yoga probably results in a number of health benefits and has a few potential risks.
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine, How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body, sparked considerable controversy about the risks of yoga. The article gave numerous examples of the damage yoga practice can…