Category: Articles

Articles on Yoga Service (3/17)

Veterans using yoga to heal; more positive effects of yoga for veterans

Survivors of sexual violence use yoga to heal

The benefits of yoga for at-risk youth (many links within!)

Trauma-informed yoga is people-informed yoga

Interview with Mind Body Awareness project meditation teacher on teaching youth

How yoga helped one teacher survive cancer – and she now gives back

How yoga complements 12-step recovery

“Please don’t touch me” – a heartfelt first-hand account of a student who prefers no hands-on assists

One graduate reflects on the power of Street Yoga’s Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth training

Research on Yoga and Meditation (3/7)

Yoga and meditation in schools: overview of the different benefits with links to abstracts of research in scholarly journals

A detailed overview of research on different types of meditation; a similar overview on the effects of meditation, prayer and yoga

Overview of research on yoga as an additional treatment for trauma, depression and anxiety

Meditation may help veterans manage chronic pain

How yoga can help children with Autism

Yoga reduces inflammation in cancer patients

Articles on Yoga Service (2/29)

Incarcerated youth and yoga – interview with Uprising Yoga

Teaching yoga to survivors of sexual assault – interview with Firefly Yoga International; how yoga can help survivors of sexual violence – interview with Zabie Yamasaki

How teachers benefit from yoga in schools

What it’s like to teach yoga in a prison – interview with Yoga Behind Bars; teaching yoga to incarcerated women;  how yoga and meditation may lower recidivism rates – Prison Yoga Project

Trauma sensitive yoga in Iowa

Veterans and yoga; one former Marine now teaches yoga and witnesses yoga’s positive effects on veterans

Matthew Sanford blogs on “humanity disguised as yoga” – classes for traditional and “non-traditional” yogis – those with and without trauma or physical disabilities

 

 

Articles on Trauma (2/17)

Treating trauma likely leads to health care savings

Traumatized birds help veterans cope with PTSD

How trauma manifests in kids’ unruly behavior

Why the current trauma model fails trauma survivors

Soldiers with PTSD more “tuned” to angry faces

Sexual trauma increases risk of suicide among veterans

“Pipeline to prison” may start with childhood trauma

Kindergartner trauma survivors struggle more in school

Kansas City school implements trauma-informed care

Research on Yoga (2/8)

Ann Quinlan from the Defense Media Agency postures in Wholyfit, a Christian alternative to yoga, on Tuesday morning at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. Through a series of movements and postures, the program helps participants improve strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. (Photo by Jen Rynda)
Ann Quinlan from the Defense Media Agency postures in Wholyfit, a Christian alternative to yoga, on Tuesday morning at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. Through a series of movements and postures, the program helps participants improve strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. (Photo by Jen Rynda)

What stress does to the brain ; meditation and anxiety

Meditation, mindfulness may affect how genes behave; mindfulness program in Baltimore school appears effective in reducing stress and trauma

Yoga and heart health

How yoga helps with addiction, depression and anxiety

Meditation and veterans’ PTSD

 

Articles on Yoga Service (2/4)

Why schools are teaching yoga and the benefits of meditation in schools… but does mindfulness belong in schools?

Making yoga accessible/affordable to all with Project Yoga Richmond

Yoga in Bay area prisons

Chicago teens and combat veterans link up to address trauma

Self-acceptance in the context of one yoga outreach class

How yoga influenced one current teacher’s path to recovery and how yoga can help addiction recovery in a general sense

Yoga in a larger body

Trauma-sensitive yoga in New Hampshire and St Louis

 

Articles on Yoga Service (1/17)

Elementary school kids and meditation in New York ; yoga for kids in Chicago; yoga reduces suspensions in St Louis school.

Yoga in a Washington state prison and practical insight to teaching within the prison system

Yoga for recovery – interview with Yoga for 12-Step Recovery founder Nikki Myers

Teaching yoga to incarcerated youth (interview)

Project Yoga Richmond founder Dana Walters – on making yoga accessible to all

Yoga for underserved communities – veterans, prisoners, those in recovery – through Transformation Yoga Project (interview)