How Pollution Impacts our Mental Health

How Pollution Impacts our Mental Health

It’s been known for quite some time that polluted air leads to heart and lung problems, and now we are becoming aware that air pollution also has a negative effect on our brains. There is growing evidence that toxic chemicals in our air are linked to disorders such as autism, ADHD, intellectual disability and learning disorders.

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Mental Health Disorders and Yoga

Mental Health Disorders and Yoga

This research is showing that the psychological benefits of yoga come from breath, mindfulness/meditation, relationships with self and connection with the body (Roth, 2014). Understanding this, along with who can benefit from this type of practice is important. As counselors, we need to make sure we are not only delivering the yoga in a therapeutic form but delivering it to those who will benefit from the practice.

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