Thursday, 15 March 2012

Balancing Body and Mind

This week, I was invited to meet with Dr. Alan Carroll, the Clinical Director of the Child Psychiatric Unit at the Glenrose Hospital. 

We were discussing yoga for children with anxiety and other severe psychiatric conditions. 

When Dr. Carroll made reference to a report from the University of Tel Aviv linking anxiety and balance in children, I had to learn more! 

I'm so fascinated that I'd like to share an excerpt from their study with you here.

Mind Out Of Balance, Body Out Of Balance

ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2009) — Many of the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety disorders also have problems with balance. As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with anxiety, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that the link between balance and anxiety can be assessed at an early age and that something can be done about it before it becomes a problem.

You can read more at:

Tel Aviv University (2009, January 22). Mind Out Of Balance, Body Out Of Balance. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 15, 2012, from­ /releases/2009/01/090122141226.htm

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