Links to some of our favorite sites

Sheila Magalhaes: 2017 Springfield TEDx Talk:Energy Shared...It Matters.

The Give Back Yoga Foundation
  Their programs include:
Mindful Yoga Therapy: Helping Veterans (and anyone dealing with trauma) to a calm body & mind.
Eat Breathe Thrive: Supporting positive body image through yoga and community.
Prison Yoga Project: Teaching incarcerated men and women non-violent problem resolution.
yoga4cancer: Helping cancer survivors manage the side effects of treatment with yoga.
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery: Supporting addiction recovery and relapse prevention through yoga.
The Hard and The Soft Yoga Teacher Training: Training Teachers not just in the physical practice of yoga but to be leaders in their communities and to participate in the healing of the world.

The Science Behind Yoga Uplift Film
Featuring Bruce Lipton Ph.D, Sat Bir Khalsa Ph.D, Dr. Mithu Storoni, and many other experts on the scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga.  (26 minutes YouTube)

Mindful Yoga Therapy research
including related research for PTSD, Trauma, Mood Disorder, and more.

Mindful Yoga Therapy Resources for home, including:
Yoga Posture Guide
Breathing download/stream "Breathe In, Breath Out"
Yoga Nidra download/stream  "Deep Relaxation"

Meditation and the Brain
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain.
The Washington Post, 2015

Benefits of Meditation
Over 100 studies, catorgorized into 76 benefits and 46 subheadings.

Yoga Nidra Feasability Study at Walter Reed Memorial HospitalAdjunctive Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder pdf

Guided Yoga Nidra for Sleep
with Jennifer Piercy
You can click on this recording and enjoy a Yoga Nidra experience.

"Divine Sleep Yoga" Healing Chakra Chorus
..with Jennifer Reis
Another lovely Yoga Nidra experience.

Increase Telomerase Activity and Improve Mental Health
Sa Ta Na Ma, some background, and how to practice this meditation:
Kundalini Kirtan Meditation

Leading with the Heart
Heart Intelligence and Cardiac Coherence.

Master your Health with Yoga
Resources for Masters in Health Administration Programs.
Lots of wonderful links to learn more about yoga.  History, health, poses, and more.



Scientific Evidence for Yoga in the Classroom

YouTube video with Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Harvard Medical

YogaEd. Tools for Teachers
Resources, research, support for classroom teachers and caregivers.
Empower your school community through mindful movement.
Evidence-Based · Cost-Effective · Proven Results

Sesame Street's new initiative to teach children how to deal with stress and anxiety
with simple strategies to help them feel safe and secure.

Elmo Practices Belly Breathing
to calm his inner monster.

Introductory 20 Minute Yoga Class for kids 3 to 5, Pre K to K
YogaEd video on YouTube, a lovely class for kids.

Why Aren't We Teaching You Mindfulness?
YouTube TEDx Youth@MileHigh talk with AnneMarie Rossi, the founder and director of Be Mindful, a non-profit association of mindfulness instructors dedicated to making the practice accessible to all.


At Eetna, a CEO's Management by Mantra
Describing the positive effects of offering yoga, meditation and mindfulness in the corporate world.
New York Times, February 27, 2015.

Aetna CEO Puts a Premium on Employee Wellness
CBS news story, Mark Bertolini brings health and wellness to the workplace.
CBS News, March 26, 2015.

The Busier You are, the More You Need Mindfulness.
Harvard Business Review, December 18, 2015.

Mindfulness for Senior Executives
Harvard University social psychology professor Ellen Langer says organizations can make better decisions by setting the right context.

5 Tips for Employers thinking about Mindfulness Programs
March 25, 2015
From Aetna, with more links to other sites.