Welcome to the second installment of Mindful Monday, our weekly roundup of mindful news and views.
Yoga Effective at Reducing Depression Symptoms (Neuroscience News, India.com)
New findings from a Boston University Medical Center study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine show lyengar yoga effective in relieving the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). Participants were randomized into groups of either 2 or 3 90-minute weekly classes plus home practice. Although a greater number of participants in the 3-class group experienced fewer symptoms, both groups experienced improvement in symptoms, and researchers believe 2 classes to be effective and less burdensome.
How Practice Affects Our Brains (Mindful.org)
Mindful.org offers a look at how practice affects our brains, highlighting a new TED animation from Annie Bosler and Don Greene offering insight into brain changes and tips on more effective practice.
World’s oldest living yoga instructor enjoys life and teaching in Westchester (Fox 6 Now)
Fox 6 Now profiles Tao Porchon-Lynch, certified by Guinness as the world’s oldest living yoga teacher. The 98-year-old teacher says her motto is “there is nothing you cannot do.”
The Meditation Podcast Ep. 40 – Self-Acceptance
This beautiful guided meditation from the meditation podcast focuses on self-acceptance. (I actually followed it, it was an amazing experience!)
Curvy Yoga: 3 Ways to Make Space for Your Belly in Any Pose – Yoga Journal
Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley offers loving tips on positioning your belly to incorporate your whole body into your practice.
Creating a Mindful Workplace – Thrive Global
Business psychologist Gill Crossland-Thackray offers tips on bringing mindfulness to the workplace. I’ll be trying these out at the office this week!