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Yoga Alliance strives to support members with the most up-to-date, relevant, and applicable scentific yoga research to support their livelihoods and further promote yoga’s healing capabilities.

This video library includes conversations with our Director of Yoga Research Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa and wellness expert Kim Weeks on research as it pertains to yoga’s applications in health, wellness, and disease. These videos distill this robust information for Yoga Alliance members and the broader yoga community to more easily access and digest the scientific research on the yoga specifics that they are seeking.


Neuroimaging and Yoga

Neuroimaging and Yoga

Learn about the best types of studies conducted on yoga and brain function and what happens to the brain during meditation. Hosts also discuss how both brain chemistry and neuroplasticity change over time—suggesting that yoga and meditation can influence how the brain works and initiate long-term neurological change.

Cancer and Yoga

Cancer and Yoga

Unpack the fast-growing body of research on yoga and its relationship to cancer and cancer-related symptoms. This conversation will specifically touch on some of the most researched cancers today and how yoga can be utilized by those living with this medical condition.

Pregnancy and Yoga

Pregnancy and Yoga

Explore the relationship between yoga and pregnancy. This workshop unpacks scientific research done on yoga and fertility in women plus yoga's effects during pregnancy and the post-natal period.

Obesity and Yoga

Obesity and Yoga

This discussion addresses the obesity epidemic in the United States and globally. Presenters also cover research-based problems with William Broad's The Science of Yoga, and lists the latest studies done on yoga's effects on weight and obesity.

Yoga and Inflammation

Yoga and Inflammation

Dissect the process of inflammation within the body and learn about how yoga can help. Here, presenters explain how yoga can help reduce chronic inflammation and combat diseases in which inflammation plays a major part.

Yoga and the Cardiovascular System

Yoga and the Cardiovascular System

Hear about the undeniable evidence outlining how yoga benefits the cardiovascular system and heart. Here, experts and hosts present research on yoga as an intervention for heart disease and hypertension and compare its effectiveness with conventional medication.

Yoga and Society

Yoga and Society

This workshop addresses yoga's varying demographics, popularity, and some of the inherent social injustices that are sadly common in this practice today. Learn more about the societal perception of yoga with Yoga Alliance's Director of Research Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa and wellness expert Kim Weeks.

Low Back Pain and Yoga

Low Back Pain and Yoga

Lower back pain is one of the most prevalent physical complaints in society. Here, workshop hosts explain why this is so common and reveal how yoga can offer relief when compared to surgery or pharmaceutical interventions.

Yoga and Trauma

Yoga and Trauma

Sharpen your working definitions and understandings of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Here, experts expand on these topics and explain why yoga is a good modality for trauma, compared with and as an adjunct to pharmaceutical interventions.

Spirituality and Yoga

Spirituality and Yoga

Explore the subtle energy aspects of yoga, such as prana, the chakras, and the energetic body. This workshop unpacks research that has measured the human experience of the “unitive state" and the more profound psychological transformations that can happen with a regular yoga practice.

Yoga in the Workplace

Yoga and Sleep

This workshop underscores exactly why sleep is so important. Hear what science says about using yoga to get better sleep, and what research has shown about implementing yoga as a treatment for insomnia.

Yoga in the Workplace

Yoga in the Workplace

This scientific research workshop highlights the value of bringing yoga into the workplace. Experts' discussion includes the benefits of yoga for individuals who work in professional settings where burn out is common, such as the health care field.

Stress Regulation and Yoga

Stress Regulation and Yoga

It is no secret that stress presents itself in a variety of ways. Here, presenters define stress from a clinical perspective, outline the differences between between acute and chronic stress, discuss how it underlies most disease, and reveal the research on how yoga can help.

Asthma and Yoga

Asthma and Yoga

This video defines depression from a clinical perspective and explains the rationale for using yoga as treatment in place of or in conjunction with pharmacological interventions.

Depression and Yoga

Depression and Yoga

This video defines depression from a clinical perspective and explains the rationale for using yoga as treatment in place of or in conjunction with pharmacological interventions.

Yoga and Schools

Yoga and Schools

Schools have often faced challenges implementing yoga for their students. Here, learn about the research done on this topic and the ways children can benefit from this practice.

The Immune System and Yoga

The Immune System and Yoga

Learn about the complexities of the immune system and how it functions, how psychological factors impact it, and how research supports a rationale for yoga interventions.

Yoga and Aging

Yoga and Aging

Learn about the process of aging and how yoga affects (and even slows down) aging.

Anxiety and Yoga

Anxiety and Yoga

Explore the definition of anxiety from a clinical perspective, learn the rationale for yoga as a treatment for anxiety, and compare yoga's benefits to pharmacological interventions.

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