A medical anthropologist explores claims about the health benefits of sound baths and how to choose the one to attend.
Animal-assisted yoga classes have increased in popularity around the world – but their impact on animal welfare may be far from benign.
A scholar of yoga and meditation explains how yoga is part of humanity’s global heritage and what can be learned from its long and complex global history.
Sweating it out can be beneficial for maintaining fitness and good mental health, but it’s not right for everyone.
From improving mental health to managing aches and pains, yoga can have a variety of benefits during pregnancy.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
Mindfulness, one of the most common forms of meditation, is a skill that must be cultivated and practiced. With some training and discipline, it can help anyone live more fully in the moment.
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.