In this one-hour workshop, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, provides a comprehensive overview of yoga research and what we know (so far) about the benefits of yoga.
The stress response and emotional resiliency
The relationship between mind wandering and unhappiness
Psychological and philosophical transformation
Physical and mental health
Improvements in quality of life
How yoga offers more than just a placebo effect.
Early yoga research: What were scientists looking for?
Current yoga research: What are scientists interested in now?
Statistics: How many people are practicing yoga today? How many people are practicing for therapeutic reasons?
The representation of yoga in mass media.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa also provides peer-reviewed resources that will help you continue your studies.
If you're a teacher, we hope you're inspired to share what you learn with your students. And if you're a student, that this insight encourages your practice!
Understanding the Research
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