Modern day scientific and medical researchers are now discovering what yogis have known for thousands of years, that yoga practices bring many benefits for health and wellness. Below is just a sampling of articles addressing the rapidly developing scientific research on conscious breathing, meditation, and yoga movement practices.
Mindfulness yoga may help some conquer chronic pain, United Press International, Amy Norton, Feb. 3, 2019.
5 Ways Yoga Can Benefit Your Mental Health, Psychology Today, Tracy Hutchinson Ph.D. January 24, 2019.
Proper Breathing Brings Better Health, Christophe Andre, Scientific American January 15, 2019.
The Yogis masters were right - meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind. Science Daily News, Trinity College Dublin, May 10, 2018.
Yoga May Be Good for the Brain Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times well-blogs, JUNE 1, 2016
Yoga for anxiety and depression, Harvard Mental Health Letter.
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain, Brigid Schulte, Washington Post May 26, 2015
Effects of yoga on brain waves and structural activation: A review. by Desai, R, Tailor, A, Bhatt, T.
Yoga meditation practitioners exhibit greater gray matter volume and fewer reported cognitive failures: results of a preliminary voxel-based morphometric analysis., Evidence Based Complement and Alternative Medicine, Froeliger B, Garland EL, McClernon FJ.
New Studies Validate Benefits of Yoga, Yoga Journal
EEG changes during forced alternate nostril breathing. International Journal of Psychophysiology. Stancák A Jr1, Kuna M.
Effect of alternate nostril breathing exercise on cardiorespiratory functions.Upadhyay Dhungel K, Malhotra V, Sarkar D, Prajapati R.
Yoga breathing, meditation, and longevity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Brown RP, Gerbarg PL