About this talk
The pandemic has magnified stress, anxiety and burnout in nearly every sector of society, but perhaps most significantly for frontline medical providers. Healthcare workers have faced challenges above and beyond their day-to-day job stress in the pandemic — from long hours, to the care of severely ill patients, to the support of grieving loved ones. A substantial body of research suggests that yoga may be particularly beneficial for healthcare providers in the pandemic. Yoga has been shown to support the development of mind body skills which lead to improved physical health and emotional regulation, and even enhanced life purpose and meaning. Increasingly, yoga is being used as an adjunct therapy for psychological conditions, from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder. In this presentation, Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa will present a scientific rationale for yoga in the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions, with a focus on its application to frontline medical workers. You’ll come away with an understanding of the current body of clinical research on the efficacy of yoga for chronic stress, anxiety and burnout.