May 22 2013
Apr 23 2013
This issue includes new research on women with major depression and the effects of yoga by LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Dr. Patricia Kinser and her colleagues, reviews of a new book on mudras (hand gestures) and a new gentle yoga CD that includes elements of LifeForce Yoga.
Feb 19 2013
This issue includes current research on yoga and mental health and reviews of two important new books: TRUE REFUGE by Tara Brach, PhD, and YOUR BRAIN ON YOGA by Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD. Read about the new professional training opportunities listed below and links to a free training for yoga professionals with Laura Cornell, PhD and a free interview by author/yogi/psychotherapist Mariana Caplan, PhD with Amy Weintraub.
Dec 18 2012
In this issue we look at the chaos and heartbreak of recent events from a yoga perspective and review some new books and a CD that can see us through difficult times.
Oct 17 2012
I’m happy to share the news of several newly published studies that show the benefits of yoga for quality of life and emotional well being for breast cancer survivors and a new study that is the first to clearly show that yoga offers hope for pregnant women suffering from depression, many of whom choose not to take medication at this time in their lives. Read on for reviews of new products, including Stephen Cope’s new book, THE GREAT WORK OF YOUR LIFE.
Aug 14 2012
This issue features reviews of Drs.Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown’s excellent new book and CD, The Healing Power of the Breath, as well as new research on yoga and optimum mental health in pregnancy and a look at Dr.…
Jun 28 2012
In addition to an update of current research and news that includes a free guided meditation for anxiety, I want to tell you about a recent health scare I’ve had.…
Apr 30 2012
This issue has new research that demonstrates the effectiveness of yoga practice as compared to physical therapy for those suffering from chronic lower back pain, as well as great news about yoga’s efficacy for those suffering from dementia and their caregivers. There are reviews of two new books and news about a training format change that provides a distance-learning alternative for the level one LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for health and yoga professionals.
Mar 07 2012
There’s new research below on yoga nidra, and an interesting study that compares the effects of therapeutic yoga with mindfulness on stress in the workplace. …
Jan 23 2012
Research is the focus of this issue, with reports on yoga and mood in breast cancer patients, as well as a study that validates the effects of Om chanting on the limbic brain. There are two studies that compare styles of yoga & meditation practices and their effect on mood, and a surprising result from a new study on a breathing practice that is known to be effective with depression. Turns out it decreases anxiety too! Read reviews of new books and CDs to support you and your clients in sustaining optimum mental health.