Mental Health and Yoga

The ancient practice of yoga could provide a sustainable exercise alternative for thousands of people isolating at home, as new research from the University of South Australia, shows that movement-based yoga can significantly improve mental health.

Adapting & Delivering Community-Based Yoga for People with TBI

People with TBI often experience difficulty identifying and accessing TBI-specific community services, which can significantly undermine their quality of life. This recent research published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy explores the best practices for adapting and delivering community-based yoga for people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The study reveals 6 key themes for TBI-adapted yoga:

  1. simple, slow and repeated
  2. creating a safe space
  3. position of the head and neck
  4. demonstration
  5. importance of props
  6. special considerations for yoga studios.

As the benefits of yoga for those living with TBI continue to emerge, this research couldn’t be more valuable! Have a read…

Staying Active, Staying Sane: COVID-19

Thank goodness for Doctor Ashley Bowden, local Emergency Department Doctor at Gosford Hospital, NSW, Australia!
Dr Bowden provides helpful tips on how to remain “sane” under Coronavirus, sharing smart guidelines you can follow.

Crisis support is available:
Lifeline 13 11 14 (support line available 24hrs a day)
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

On Brain Health

Sustainable, evidence-based care models could transform the lives of individuals with chronic brain injury such as Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). A White Paper from ABI Wellness explores the current availability and opportunity for better care in this area. 



Is Yoga Good for your Brain?

A growing amount of evidence is coming to light showing the health benefits of practising regular yoga. Experts now suggest yoga enhances several of the same brain structures and functions that also benefit from aerobic exercise. Could downward dog be as healthy as going for a jog?

Can Yoga Actively Reduce Depression and Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are the world’s leading causes of disability, yet default treatments are mostly pharmaceutical and psychological. Is this “one size fits all” approach effective? A groundbreaking study explores how Individualised Yoga could benefit mental health care in the wider community.

Mental Health and Yoga

Did you know that adaptable yoga programs are possible if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or knee osteoarthritis (OA)? Poses can be modified for individual needs, and, as this study suggests, regular classes can help sedentary sufferers safely advance their level of mobility and improve physical and psychological health.

Why Psychiatrists Recommend Yoga

Yogi and psychiatrist, Gregory Scott Brown M.D., shares his thoughts on the importance of bringing your attention to breath and stillness as a kind of medicine. Research shows an increase in positivity, less anxiety, improved sleep, and a decrease in depressive symptoms are all linked with regular yoga…