Surprised? Huge growth in number of scientific studies of yoga

The number of scientific studies focused on yoga, you might not be surprised to learn, is exploding.

According to the site Active Life DC, the number has increased by a factor of 10. Just last year, 41 more papers got published than during the 1990s. Yes, the entire decade.

Active Life DC bases this on a search of the site Pubmed, a free database of scientific abstracts managed by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It houses 22 million citations from a variety of sources.

Our previous posts on science and yoga can be found here. Studying the effects of the Jois Foundation-backed yoga classes for kids in Encinitas is part of that effort, as well.

OK. Sort of a short post. So, let’s leave you with a link to a story about a University of California philosophy professor who has received a $5-million grant to study … immortality.

And with this:

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

2 thoughts on “Surprised? Huge growth in number of scientific studies of yoga”

  1. Cool stuff. I just received “The Quantum Activist by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. very eye opening. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better. The Quantum Activist tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein. This film bridges the gap between God and Science. The work of Goswami, with stunning precision and without straying from the rigors of quantum mechanics, reveals the overarching unity inherent in the worlds major religions and mystical traditions.

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