Thai Yoga for Wellbeing

Thirty-nine healthy, yet sedentary, adults over the age of 60 engaged in either Thai yoga or telephone counselling for ninety minutes a week for twelve weeks.

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Nov 25, 2016
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27866841

Welcome to the weekend...the last one of November! If you fancy trying a different form of yoga this weekend, may we suggest Thai yoga? It really is a very connecting and beautiful practice. The researchers who have conducted this recent randomised controlled trial on Thai yoga's potential to improve physical function and well-being in older adults would definitely agree!

Thirty-nine healthy, yet sedentary, adults over the age of 60 engaged in either Thai yoga or telephone counselling for ninety minutes a week for twelve weeks. They were assessed at baseline, six, 12 weeks, and 3 months after the completion of the regimen. After 12 weeks, vitality and enjoyment significantly improved in the Thai yoga group compared to the telephone counselling group among other measures. Researchers concluded that these findings suggest that older adults can make significant improvements in their health and well-being by engaging in low intensity Thai yoga. Pretty cool we think :)

Have a very blessed weekend everyone.

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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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