Health, psychology, Yoga lifestyle, Yoga Therapy

Yoga and resilience to stress

Yoga has been prescribed by doctors in India for ages. Only recently, our modern Western society has discovered the benefits of yoga as well. Yoga can be especially helpful to develop resilience to stress. In this blog, you will learn why this is so important for health and wellbeing in general.

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Yoga Therapy: A Long-Term Process of Self-Development

I've been teaching yoga therapy workshops for a few years now. A recurrent question that people ask me is: what's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In this blog, you'll find three core ideas on yoga therapy. In its essence, yoga therapy is a long-term process of self-development. It is about becoming aware of your own patterns and changing them over time, taking care of your own health and wellbeing.

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How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships

Last weekend I attended The Yoga Therapy Conference, which was about 'the science of human connection'. I am still buzzing with inspiration - the programme was full of interesting talks by passionate speakers sharing their research findings, experiences and sparkling ideas. They helped me to understand yoga therapy from different angles, from neurobiology to yoga… Continue reading How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships

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Positive psychology and yoga therapy: Affirmations for happiness and well-being

Positive thinking is one of the five most important points in yoga, that may help you to feel more balanced and happy in your life. This is also the focus of positive psychology, a field emphasizing happiness and well-being. How does a positive diary help you to develop positive thinking and manage your own well-being?

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Health benefits of hatha yoga

Yoga is increasingly recognized as an effective method for therapeutic purposes, both as prevention and as a cure for disease. Indeed, growing evidence demonstrates the health benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga has positive effects in general but also for specific conditions, from lower back pain to anxiety. What are the processes through which yoga exerts its positive effects on health and wellbeing?

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Yoga and Psychology: Perspectives on treatment of Depression

Yoga therapy and conventional mental health care can seamlessly be intertwined. From a yoga perspective, mental well-being can improve much more by changing the entire system than just a specific part of it. Moreover, making gradual changes to develop a healthy an balanced lifestyle can be beneficial to everyone. Yoga teachers, clinicians, researchers, and anyone else who is interested: what do you think?