Science vs Yoga


From ayurveda to pranayama exercises and even to asana itself, many claims have been made for the wondrous effects of yoga practice. However, increasing amounts of modern research is defining clearer limits to what yoga can and cannot do for us. Therefore, both yoga instructors and practitioners have a responsibility to take health advice from traditional yoga texts with caution, especially when such traditional advice is mixed with pseudo-scientific interpretations.

Here, you will find links to all the posts on this blog giving information on scientific evidence regarding the effects of yoga practice and how it may relate to the traditional understanding of yoga. The list is in chronological order and I update it as I write new posts on the general topic. The links open in a new window.

Stay tuned. 🙂


My Science vs Yoga Posts:

  1. Is Pranayama Effective in Asthma Treatment? 
  2. Is One Yoga Style Better Than Another?
  3. Mindfulness-based yoga practice vs Daily Walks on Depression in Women
  4. Is Yoga Safe? Is Yoga Safer Than Other Types of Exercise?
  5. “Role of Yoga for Patients with Type II Diabetes” and Lack of Methodological Rigour in Yoga Research