Future of Yoga - Part 3 - Regulation

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Future of Yoga - Somatics Research and Yoga Regulation 1:00 Intro

2:15 Somatics Definition:Turning our attention to the consciousness of the body. Trying to objectively study our subjective experiences. How does movement affect the hormones, enzymes, nervous system, brain and the muscles and fascia

11:15 New Somatics Research: As the value of Yoga is researched in a variety of ways and this research shows the value of the holistic practice of yoga, it will become more evident that yoga  helps a variety of conditions and will be of even more value to different populations like children, pregnant women, seniors and people with mental and physical health issues. Yoga will find a home in many institutions: schools, prisons, clinics,and  hospitals.

16:00 Regulatory Concerns: Yoga needs to regulate itself or state legislatures will either regulate the industry or allow other certified modalities to take yoga' s place. Regulation allows the public and other yoga professionals recourse for a yoga teacher with insufficient knowledge and ability. Regulation is to remove the dregs at the bottom not the cream at the top.

24:45 Recent research shows that movement and meditation affect genes by turning some on and others off. Yoga's system turns on genes associated with movement that lead to better health. This system affects all systems, not just muscle, bones and fascia.

29:15 Harm in not being regulated: Without regulation, yoga will have no standing with legislative authorities. Yoga can be legislated out of existence if other regulated modalities complain about yoga and require that they not practice.  All yoga teacher's/therapists will be the same in the public's perceptionas under prepared and harmful yoga teachers/therapists. There is no recourse for someone harmed by a yoga teacher and the industry has no recourse in regards to a yoga teacher with insufficient knowledge and ability.