Group of Psychiatrists Back Yoga as a Therapy for Depression

New guidelines appearing in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry from the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments recommend exercise as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression in adults, as well as the herbal remedy, St. John’s wort, with yoga being recommended as a second-line treatment.

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Aug 26, 2016
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Wow! An eminent group of psychiatrists are recommending yoga as a second-line therapy for mild depression!! About time...and a real turn-up for the books :)

“There is a paradigm shift,” says Dr. Arun Ravindran, a senior scientist at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. “We’re starting to listen to the people we treat.”

New guidelines appearing in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry from the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments recommend exercise as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression in adults, as well as the herbal remedy, St. John’s wort, with yoga being recommended as a second-line treatment. Such news comes not a moment too soon. Mild, moderate and clinical depression are all on the increase, with numerous studies highlighting yoga's benefits for improving mood, reducing anxiety and increasing well-being in this population. Said group of psychiatrists, we salute you!

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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