yoga, studies and science journalism

Understanding Stress, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our exceptional yoga therapists go forward in their careers via many different paths, and we are always keen to check in on their progress. One of our graduates, Shweta Panchal, is involved in a number of wellbeing organisations, in addition to conducting research, and practicing yoga…

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Managing Migraines: The Therapeutic Effect Of Yoga

As a lifelong migranaut (an often-used term for the experiencer of frequent and incessant migraine debilitation) the practice of yoga came to me in an intriguing way. No, I wasn’t hit by a low flying copy of the complete works of Patanjali. Let me explain….

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Mindfulness for Dermatological Conditions

by Nicole Schnackenberg www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The psychological/emotional underpinnings and ramifications of suffering from various skin conditions have only recently been given serious consideration in the scientific literature. This is despite the fact that emotional correlations with dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis were made more…

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Mindfulness for Suicidality

Suicide is the intentional ending of one’s own life. It is a serious and growing problem. The highest suicide rate in the UK is for men aged 45-49. Whilst male suicide rates have decreased slightly in the past couple of years, female suicide rates have…

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Big UK Yoga Survey Now Live!

We have wonderfully exciting news to share with you! The Big UK Yoga Survey is now live…and eagerly awaiting your unique participation. A survey such as this is long overdue in the UK. Similar such surveys have been carried out in the United States and…

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Schizophrenia, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Embodied Healing

We appear to  have gone wrong somewhere in Western society in our treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking (speech), significantly disorganised or abnormal…

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Beyond a Deficit View of Autism

‘All humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their strengths or weaknesses might be’.  (Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche). The single deficit model of autism is, in our opinion at the Minded Institute, doing people diagnosed…

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Halasana in the Hospital: Yoga to be Offered to NHS Staff

Back in September of last year, Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, pledged to launch an initiative to improve staff health and cut the growing amount of sick leave. As part of this initiative, NHS staff are to be offered health checks, Zumba, and yoga…

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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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