Family matters both celebratory (my daughter’s approaching marriage) and life-threatening (my brother’s 3rd collapse in 9 months), as in all of our lives, slowed down the production of this newsletter.
By Amy Weintraub
We review a new study that compares twenty minutes of yoga with aerobic exercise. Read reviews of two books. MUDRAS FOR HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION by Joseph and Lilian Le Page, and TRAUMA AND THE TWELVE STEPS by Jamie Marich, PhD, along a new series of iRest Yoga Nidra CD for children by Jeanne DIllion.
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.
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.