Research evidence on yoga and health

For those of you who are interested in modern science’s interpretations of the benefits of yoga, I’ve just come across a recently published collection of evidence reviews on yoga and a range of health issues from back pain, asthma, heart issues, falls by older people, cancer and mental health. This collection of links to research…

Incarnations radio programme

BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting Incarnations: India in 50 lives, every weekday for 50 days, with the episodes also available on iPlayer and to download as podcasts. Each episode is 15 minutes long and explores one of the 50 people, from ancient to modern times. I’ve not managed to set aside time to listen to…

Mindfulness for Health – a book review and reflections

The notion that mindfulness and meditation can help someone deal with pain and physical ill-health might, at first, sound unlikely. How can sitting thinking about something (or not thinking about things) reduce your pain? In ‘Mindfulness for Health: relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing‘, the two authors (Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman), both of…