What is LifeForce Yoga®?

LifeForce Yoga® is an evidence-based practice, with research showing that participation in a comprehensive LifeForce Yoga® program lead to decreased symptoms of depression, as well as other associated physical or mood states. These changes were maintained over time, as shown by statistically significant post-hoc testing.[International Journal of Yoga Therapy-No. 18 (2008).]

 

 

Many of the yoga techniques can be done in a chair, in bed, and do not require a yoga mat. 

 

Practices include:

  • Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions

  • Meditations that lift the mood

  • Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)

  • LifeForce Yoga Bhavana (Imagery)

  • LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation

  • LifeForce Yoga Nidra

  • Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)

  • Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel people

  • Nondual Self-Inquiry through writing

 

Research

“Yoga and Psychotherapy,” by Christine Ware, Ph.D, Yoga Therapy in Practice, June, 2007.

 

“The Role of Outcome-Based Standards in Yoga Therapy,” by Scott Laurence, Ph.D., LMHC, RYT500, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 20, 2010

 

“Treatment of chronic insomnia with yoga: a preliminary study with sleep-wake diaries,” Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, International Yoga Therapy Symposium, May, 2006

 

“Teaching Therapeutic Yoga to Medical Outpatients: Practice Descriptions, Process Reflections, and Preliminary Outcomes,” by Kirsten T. Gabriel, MA, RYT, Katie M. Edwards, Seoka Salstrom, MS, Manjula Spears, RYT, and Richard Panico, MD, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 16, 2006