As the US gets less religious, some thinkers warn that it may get more selfish as people engage less with their communities. A team of scholars decided to investigate that concern.
Research suggests that alternative treatments for migraine, including physical therapy, massage and vitamin supplements, can make a difference.
Exercise that targets balance and strength is the most effective for reducing the risk of falls.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Microdosing involves taking a low dose of a psychedelic drug to enhance performance, or reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Here’s what our research shows.
An ancient Indian greeting is replacing the handshake. An expert explains its roots and why it affirms our inter-connectedness with one another.
Sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures – but is it better for your health?
The body has many natural defenses against viruses and other pathogens. One antiviral molecule produced in the body is nitric oxide and it is created when we breathe in through the nose.
Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
Are you a worry wart? Not to worry. Turns out you were born that way, to some degree. Humans have a default mode in their brains that lead them to worry, but there are many ways to switch gears.
Prisoners who took part in an eight-week yoga trial in a Canberra prison showed improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety and stress, as well as an increase in self-esteem.
Two women were largely responsible for popularising yoga in Britain in the 1960s.
Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America’s public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert witness in several yoga cases weighs in.
From this week, private health insurers are unable to provide rebates for 16 natural therapies. But these changes may have unintended consequences.
As people say thanks to those who are turning up for work without being paid, an expert explains what true gratitude really means.
The exam period can be a stressful time for students. Here are a few strategies to help students cope.
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 is seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga today is profoundly different from those ancient ways.
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.