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Exploring the Benefits of Yoga for Skin Disease

The skin is our largest organ. It acts as a waterproof, insulating shield to protect our bodies from extremes of temperature, sunlight, and harmful substances. It is also wonderfully packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world and is the…

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Heather Mason’s Reflections from a Recent Retreat

I’ve been on retreat in a Buddhist monastery this week and as usual in such circumstances there has been ample time for contemplation. It occurred to me that many of us know what to do. We know how to take care of ourselves, we know…

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Om Yoga Show, London 2013 and upcoming CPD courses for 2014

It was lovely to see Heather, Elizabeth (pictured) and other TMI friends at the Om Yoga Show this year. As ever, every imaginable type of yoga was represented and The Minded Institute stand, promoting upcoming Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and next year’s professional trainings…

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Heather Mason (with Herbert Benson) at SYR and SYTAR in Boston

Heather does a lot of travelling between running professional trainings and giving lectures. This month, the world of yoga, yoga therapy and research came to her home city of Boston. “The conference was in two parts,” says Heather Mason. “The first, Symposium on Yoga Research…

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