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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.


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 the Elderly

Yoga and the Elderly

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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