Increasing Popularity and Acceptance of Yoga Therapy

We were pleased to come across this article in the Huffington Post this morning, which looks at the growing popularity of yoga therapy and its increasing acceptance by doctors and other members of the medical community.

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Aug 31, 2016
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We were pleased to come across this article in the Huffington Post this morning, which looks at the growing popularity of yoga therapy and its increasing acceptance by doctors and other members of the medical community.

The Minded Institute is deeply involved in the Yoga4NHS campaign with massive headway having been made in bringing yoga to the NHS in the past six months or so.

Back in September of last year, Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, pledged to launch an initiative to improve staff health and cut the growing amount of sick leave. On the 14th June 2016, an Early Day Motion (EDM) put forward by Yoga4NHS was granted by the House of Commons. An EDM is a formal motion for a topic to be debated and brings attention to the cause.

Fast forward to Monday 27th July 2016, and we found ourselves in the House of Commons with the APPG on Traditional Indian Sciences with Amajeet Bhamra and Lakshmi. In my opening address, I described yoga’s contribution to humanity and underlined how its integration into the NHS will foster greater well-being for many while reducing the economic burden associated with non-communicable diseases.

Yoga has innumerable potential benefits for physical, psychological and emotional health. Please visit and interact with the Yoga4NHS page and let's make the dream to bring yoga to the NHS a reality!https://www.facebook.com/Yoga4NHS-1683386525269475/

Go to the profile of Heather Mason

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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