This page connects you to a website I built called ‘Yoga – Considering a Collective Practice Method‘ discussing an integrative literature review. This academic review of peer reviewed research looks at yoga in international humanitarian relief situations ie: post natural disaster or violent conflict. The intention behind the research was to consider yoga as a practice method within international settings.
As anything goes within an international development context – different practices are controversial due to the nature of relief coming from both external and internal sources – and yoga could only be considered indigenous to India, Sri Lanka or some other countries in East Asia. Therefore, controversy remains within this suggested practice method – yet uncertainty and controversy resides within the international sphere and any mental health practices!