DT 019: Prove It with Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen is the Executive Director of PureAction.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the ancient benefits of yoga to mainstream medicine through pilot studies in yoga, continuing education and bringing yoga practice to underserved communities. He has been practicing hot yoga for over 18 years and feels better every day he practices.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jeff on:

  • How Pure Action is gathering scientific proof to back up the anecdotal evidence around the transformation effects we’ve all experienced from yoga
  • Why it’s so important to validate the therapeutic value of yoga with hard data, and whom Pure Action is really trying to convince
  • Why philanthropic yoga outreach has made such a tremendous impact in addiction recovery centers but fallen flat in schools and other avenues of community outreach
  • How yoga teachers can access cutting-edge information live, and get involved in a community of yogis and researchers committed to advancing our understanding of yoga therapy


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