I practice yoga because personally it provides me with physical and mental benefits. I have some concrete evidence to support these benefits and at times the scientific side of me wants more.
This week I found a glimpse into what I'm looking for - scientific support for a yoga practice. The National Centre for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) produced a video showcasing a snapshot of yoga research. Interestingly, one of the researchers noted she started this work in 2005 so this area of research is relatively new. How exciting! Take a watch below:
One additional resources that is my go to for sound scientific work is Timothy McCall's book, Yoga as Medicine. As a health care professional and former graduate student, I thrive on evidence based best practice. These are two resources to keep in the back of my lulu yoga pants pockets!
It is a dream and ambition of mine to include yoga therapy in my practice as an exercise physiologist. One day...
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.