Meditation and yoga affect the brain's stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.
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.
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.
Just 60 minutes a week can have a very positive effect.
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.
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?
Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion.
Yoga programs specifically designed to heal girls' trauma are showing results in facilities across the country. Here's how.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
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.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.
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?
One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That's about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes.
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…