7 Fantastic TED Talks about Yoga

Recognizing Yourself Through Yoga with Aimee Bohn

Aimee shares her personal journey and its central influence, yoga. She will introduce the audience to the philosophy behind yoga and emphasize how yoga is gaining mass appeal not by strengthening its students physically, but spiritually.

Why the Youth Should do Yoga  with Anahita Sanjana

Anahita Sanjana talks about the importance of yoga in the inner and outer world, emphasizing the benefits it has for the youth. She elaborates on its power to heal and rectify mental and physical imbalances. 

The Power of Breath: Yoga’s Psychological Benefits  with Anjali Mehta

Anjali Mehta explores the psychological benefits of yoga through her own personal experience as a teenage yoga instructor. She shows the impact yoga can have on calming one's mental state through the simplest of actions: breathing.

Yoga and It’s Connection to Mental Health with Nicola Blinow

Verbalizing the similarities between yoga philosophy and evidence-based, Western mental health practices. Identifying mindless-based yoga practice that can be utilizes in mental health treatment to enhance cognitive change and a mindfulness-based yoga practice that can be utilized to enhance behavioral change. 

The Science of Yogic Breathing with Sundar Balasubramanian

Rather than examining what takes your breath away, Sundar Balasubramanian, a radiation oncology researcher studies what breath gives you. A deep breath relaxes, and he explains it creates significant beneficial changes in physiologically relevant biomarkers. From his translation and application of one of the more than 3,000 poems in the ancient script Thirumanthiram, Dr. Balasubramanian, has made an important discovery for public health and offers a simple 1-2-3 exercise for well-being.

Born in Tamil Nadu India, Sundar Balasubramanian studied yoga starting at a young age from his father and uncles. Graduating from Gurukula, he majored in chemistry, and yoga, meditation, prayer and group singing also part of the curriculum. In 1999, Dr. Balasubramanian came to Charleston, SC for post-doctoral research. Except for three years working at Yale, Charleston has been home since. His work with other Medical University of South Carolina scientists includes a Yoga adjunct for various diseases. Based on Dr. Balasubramanian's interest in Tamil literature and Yoga, he collects ancient scripts. Applying the translation of one of Thirumoolar's writings to his yoga breathing practice launched the idea for his groundbreaking study of yoga stimulated salivary biochemicals and how they affect human health. His future goal is establish to conduct research on mind-body exercise, from various cultures, to learn any social and therapeutic potential for integrative medicine..

What Yoga Taught me About Business, Bravery, and Bras with Harriet Minter

Harriet Minter is a writer, journalist and speaker. Currently the editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, she writes extensively on a variety of issues relating to women and the workplace and has interviewed a range of leading women from MPs to entrepreneurs and celebrities. Prior to her current role she worked as a commissioning editor for a range of sections on the Guardian and also ran the engagement and social media strategy for the Guardian’s Professional Networks. She started her journalistic career at RollOnFriday.com, the leading community site for lawyers and as a consequence knows far too much about the private lives of the City’s highest paid litigators. She is a regular speaker on women’s rights, organisational change, the future of work and just getting stuff done. Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - although not together. 

Harriet Minter is a writer, journalist and speaker. Currently the editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, she writes extensively on a variety of issues relating to women and the workplace and has interviewed a range of leading women from MPs to entrepreneurs and celebrities. Prior to her current role she worked as a commissioning editor for a range of sections on the Guardian and also ran the engagement and social media strategy for the Guardian’s Professional Networks. She started her journalistic career at RollOnFriday.com, the leading community site for lawyers and as a consequence knows far too much about the private lives of the City’s highest paid litigators. She is a regular speaker on women’s rights, organisational change, the future of work and just getting stuff done. Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - although not together. 

Yoga and Self-Acceptance with Anne Falkowski

Master yoga teacher Anne Falkowski invites you to see yoga as a body-centered practice, one that can lead to self-acceptance and healing.

Anne Falkowski has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching yoga for 15. She is the creator/owner of Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester CT and the director of Samadhi's Yoga Teacher Training Program and has certified over 200 yoga teachers in the local area. She believes in yoga as a vehicle for healing and change. 

Angela Nicol