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Yoga at Work

Mental health conditions (anxiety, depression, chronic stress) generate more than $104 billion in direct costs in addition to a rise in disability claims and lost productivity. ~WHO Report 2004 ~217  million days of work are lost annually due to productivity decline related to mental health conditions. ~Surgeon General Report Studies conducted in the corporate environment have […]

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Yoga & PTSD

Yoga practices: yoga poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) & mindfulness meditation (MBSR) have shown to reduce symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) comparable to other therapeutic and pharmacologic approaches as well as being effective in combination. Research indicates yoga helps to:   improve mood improve tolerance of physical & sensory experiences improve self-efficacy improve self-esteem  increase emotional awareness increase psychological […]

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Yoga PI: Dosage & Administration

Medications for depression & anxiety are taken daily for about 2 weeks to see improvement in symptoms and 6 weeks for maximum effect. If you are practicing yoga for mental health, the benefits of yoga can be seen early on but can take time to achieve the full benefits. In a perfect world yoga would be dosed daily, much like an antidepressant. In the real world, daily practice can be challenging. A panel of experts got together to set recommendations on yoga.

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Yoga prescribing information

I created a YOGA PI based on a review of available literature to help healthcare providers and prospective yogis get an idea about the risks and benefits of yoga practice. Disclaimer: none of these statements have been approved by the FDA. While yoga is not a panacea for all disease, yoga should be considered an adjunct to other existing treatments to help improve overall health and quality of life.

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Yoga & stress

Studies show yoga can dramatically improve a patient hormone profile lowering the high levels of adrenaline & other fight or flight hormones released in response to stress. RESOURCES BOOKS The Principles and Practice of Yoga and Healthcare ~ Sat Bir Singh Khalsa Yoga for Depression ~Amy Weintraub Yoga as Medicine ~Timothy McCall MD Yoga Rx ~Larry Payne PhD & […]


Workshop: Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Come join Chillasana’s Yoga for Trauma Recovery workshop along with a group of your peers who are facing are also trauma survivors in a safe and secure environment. Learn evidence-based trauma-conscious yoga practices not offered in general yoga classes that can help you lay the groundwork for recovery, help manage your mood and gradually restore your mind and body equilibrium.

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Happy Hour

60 minutes. Shake off the stress of the day as your body flows with your breath through a series of dynamic yoga poses. Every Happy Hour concludes with a guided relaxation sure to transport your employees to their happy place. Chillasana Yoga delivers on-site Yoga + MBSR programs designed to help employees manage stress in the workplace. Employees […]