Some press about the good yoga may do for people with mental illness. This is an inspiring video and I'm so glad to see others teaching yoga to this population. Everyone deserves a peaceful life!
Yoga and Mental Illness
I would like to draw attention to a claim made in the video that "studies have shown the positive effect of yoga on a range of mental illnesses." The evidence on yoga's effect on people suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar is pretty minimal. Although there have been a few studies, it's too early to draw definitive conclusions.
However, I am continually impressed by the changes my students with mental illness make in a few short weeks. I consistently get comments like, "I feel so relaxed," "I'm in a better mood," and "I practice yoga at home too." They are clearly feeling benefits, which is enough for the moment. I am so proud to teach for Trilogy.
Erin Haddock is the director of Five Keys Yoga, LLC.