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Yoga may offer promise for prevention, treatment, and recovery from eating disorders. Not all yoga practices heal equally, and little information is available on best practices. This article explores the research on how yoga could help with disordered eating.

Yoga Improves Mental Function in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Emerging research suggests that a manual-based yoga program may improve memory, executive function, mood, and resilience in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Read more

New Study Highlights Effects of Sleep on Mood: The Importance of Uninterrupted Sleep

According to Ayurveda, sleep is one of the three pillars that—along with healthy lifestyle habits—can endow the body with strength, healthy complexion, and healthy growth for the span of a lifetime. The... Read more

Does Yoga Counteract Cognitive Decline? New Study Shows Promising Results

Aging is linked to changes in brain structure and function that may lead to cognitive decline and dementia. New research reveals potentially significant brain benefits of yoga for elderly adults. Read more

Low Distress Tolerance and Body Image Concerns May Keep People from Yoga Practice

Yoga research is often plagued by high rates of drop out and noncompliance with practice recommendations. To date we have little information as to why some individuals stick with regular yoga practice while... Read more

Meditation May Change The Brain’s Response To Stress, Study Shows

Chronic stress kills. Decades of research show that high levels of persistent stress undermine every system in the body, increasing the risk for disease, diminished quality of life, and poor mental health... Read more
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Research Suggests Yoga May Ease Symptoms of Prenatal Depression

Prenatal depression can lead to numerous immediate and long-term negative consequences for mothers and their children. Recent research suggests that prenatal depression is a strong predictor of postpartum... Read more
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Best Bet for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes? A Healthy Lifestyle Plus Yoga Says Study

Metabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms, which increase the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and premature death. A study published in Diabetes & Metabolism finds that yoga may be an... Read more

Yoga Research: Can Yoga Be an Effective Adjunct Therapy for Trauma, Depression and Anxiety?

Now that yoga is an established part of mainstream culture, there is an increased interest in using yoga as therapy for psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. A meta-review of all... Read more
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Yoga in the U.S. Is Growing at a Staggering Rate Study Finds

It’s no news that yoga is growing in popularity, but according to a study, the interest in yoga has grown at a staggering rate over the recent years. From 2012 to 2016, the number of yoga practitioners almost... Read more
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Does the Location of Yoga Research Matter? What You Need to Know

More than 36 million American adults reported practicing yoga in 2015. Of that number, two-thirds indicated that they use yoga to improve their health status. Now more than ever people rely on the yoga... Read more