Studies, News, and Trends

Here, find articles that relate to scientific studies, medical findings, and health research.

Looking for Gratitude, One List at a Time

by Valerie Reiss If you’ve picked up a magazine or clicked on a link in the last few years, you know that the research is in: Gratitude heals. Regularly practicing gratitude in written and verbal form may boost immunity, ease depression, inspire generosity, improve relationships, and enhance overall physical and emotional well-being. I started making […]

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“Wise Selfish”: Cultivating Compassion

by Daniel Goleman Some years ago, my wife and I had an unexpected bit of downtime with the Dalai Lama while he waited for an event to start in Mon­treal. He told us he had just come from Austria, where he had spent some time shopping. That was startling—the Dalai Lama rarely shops. My wife […]

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Posted on October 7th, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends

Hardwired for Empathy: How Mirror Neurons Connect Us

by Angela Wilson As a yoga teacher, I’ve learned that each group of students I teach has a particular energy. Some classes hum with excitement, others with restlessness. One group might seem fatigued, while, with others, I feel a palpable sense of judgment in the room. I begin to take these different energies into myself—it’s […]

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The Benefits of Abhyanga, the Loving Practice of Self-Massage

by Annie B. Kay How you choose to spend the first moments of the day can create a template for how that day unfolds. Integrating dinacharya—Ayurvedic self-care routines—into your daily schedule sets you up for greater balance and well-being. One of my favorites morning routines is abhyanga, Ayurveda’s daily ritual of oil self-massage, which promotes […]

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Why Getting Outside Is So Good For You

by Bess Hochstein I took a new job in California this year, and one of the best perks is the location of the company’s headquarters. The office sits in an old apple orchard, and every day, from my desk on the second floor, I watch a steady stream of my colleagues strolling along a path […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

How Yoga Gives Adolescents Happier, Healthier Lives

As a prosecutor in the New York State juvenile criminal justice system, Carl Rubino knows firsthand what adolescents are up against. As a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he’s giving them the tools to change the course of their lives. “From my many years as a prosecutor, I know that a key to preventing recurring criminal behavior […]

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Posted on July 15th, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends

The Miracle of Learning: Neuroplasticity and Free Will

by Lisa Wimberger When I think of neuroplasticity and the brain, I can’t help but feel giddy. We are so fortunate to live in the age of the brain, when science has put these amazing neural machines of ours at the forefront of research and discovery. We know so little about how the brain works, […]

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Posted on May 18th, 2015 by in Outside Our Walls, Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

Why Yoga Research Matters: Enhancing Impact for Adolescents and Society

by Sat Bir S. Khalsa Yoga is everywhere. The latest Yoga Journal survey shows that 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, and another 104 million are interested in the practice. Five national airports provide a dedicated yoga room. The use of yoga, meditation, and deep breathing as complementary therapies, as an adjunct to allopathic medicine, is […]

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