IAYT recently updated their official definition of Yoga Therapy!

In case you missed it, the International Association of Yoga Therapists have recently updated their official definition of yoga therapy to clarify the role of individual assessment and goal setting in the therapeutic relationship. It provides clarification, language and an explanation that will assist practitioners…

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Yoga in Cancer Treatment

Its so good to see that Cancer Research UK has an entire section dedicated to Yoga on their website, under ‘Treatment / Complimentary / Alternative Therapies’ The UK’s leading Cancer Research Charity notes :”Studies suggest that it (yoga) might help people with cancer cope with…

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Experience of Women with Depressive Symptoms throughout their Pregnancy

Some interesting new research published this week explores the experiences of women with depressive symptoms who participated in a 12-week yoga and mindful physical activity intervention (Mindful Moms) throughout their pregnancy. Nearly 20% of women in the United States experience depressive symptoms during the perinatal…

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NHS Recommended Breathing Techniques

Many of us are considering ideal techniques to strengthen the lungs given covid-19. There is a mix of information, much is which is largely untested, but nonetheless might be useful. Here’s something recommended by the NHS, it is likely to increase lung capacity. The recommendation…

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The Minded Institute

Yoga In Healthcare: The Effect of Yoga on Alzheimer’s

Clarity within the Haze: The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for about two-thirds of cases in older people. Currently around 850,000 people in the…

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The Minded Institute

Relieving Chronic Pain Through Yoga

Our upcoming CPD (continuing professional development) course Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness for Chronic Pain by Raquel Chincetru will offer innovative and time-tested techniques for helping others to more effectively manage their chronic pain. Furthemore, we have the Yoga in Healthcare Conference in February, and this…

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yoga therapy and addiction

Yoga Therapy and Addiction

With our Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Addictions CPD (continuing professional development) set to take place at the end of February 2019, and the Yoga in Healthcare Conference discussing the benefit of offering yoga on prescription and in therapeutic NHS treatments, here we will consider…

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Yoga In Healthcare Conference: Yoga For Nurses

Yoga is a practice that can help to alleviate stress, increase wellbeing and reduce lower back pain in nurses and their patients. With this in mind, we warmly invite all nurses to the inaugural Yoga in Healthcare Alliance Conference, February 2019 (London). We will explore…

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relationship between yoga and psychology

The Relationship Between Yoga and Psychology

The exciting intersection of yoga therapy and psychology, and the mounting research that suggests including yoga in a therapeutic setting could have wide-ranging benefits for clients, is an area of great interest for us at The Minded Institute.   Our upcoming course, Yoga Therapy Skills for…

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yoga, studies and science journalism

Yoga, Studies and Science Journalism

A few years ago, mindfulness was placed in the limelight. As much as it’s possible for a meditation technique to become a media darling, mindfulness was it; discussed in glowing terms and hailed as a cure for scores of modern problems. To a lesser but…

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