20 Yoga + Mindfulness TED Talks You Need to Watch

Everybody loves a good TED talk. They are encouraging, motivational, and inspirational.They are straight-forward and push you to realize your short-comings and your potential.

The TED talks about yoga and mindfulness are no exception.

pin.Yoga & Mindfulness TED Talks You Need to Watch

If you don’t know ‘TED” is not a person (which I originally thought it was! Oops! It was actually created by a guy named Richard). “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The TED talk company launched in 1984 and today cover almost all topics in more than 110 languages!

TED talks pride them selves on their slogan Ideas worth spreading. Mindfulness and yoga are two of those ideas.

A quick YouTube search will yield a TON of results for TED talks about yoga and mindfulness.

Don’t worry! I’ve taken all the guess work out, saved you some time, and compiled some of my favourite yoga and mindfulness TED talks for you!

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Mindfulness TED Talks

Mindfulness in Schools

with Richard Burnett

Teaching the ABCs of Attention, Balance, and Compassion 

with Susan Kaiser Greenland

Mindfulness in Education: Learning from the Inside Out

with Amy Burke

The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger 

with Shauna Shapiro

How Mindfulness Can Help You to Live in the Present

with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

How Mindfulness Meditation Redefines Pain, Happiness, & Satisfaction 

with Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat

Why Aren’t We Teaching You Mindfulness

with AnneMarie Rossi

Mindfulness in Neural Integration

with Dr. Daniel Siegel

Education: Mindfulness and Confidence in the Classroom

with Annette Du Bois

Mindfulness in Schools

with Tabitha Sawyer

Growing up Stressed or Growing up Mindful?

with Christopher Willard

Mindfulness, Humility and Holistic Approach to Education

with Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

How Meditation can Reshape our Brains

with Sara Lazar


Yoga TED Talks

Recognizing Yourself Through Yoga

with Aimee Bohn

Why the Youth Should do Yoga

with Anahita Sanjana

The Power of Breath: Yoga’s Psychological Benefits 

with Anjali Mehta

Yoga and It’s Connection to Mental Health

with Nicola Blinow

The Science of Yogic Breathing

with Sundar Balasubramanian

What Yoga Taught me About Business, Bravery, and Bras

with Harriet Minter

Yoga and Self-Acceptance

with Anne Falkowski


Happy TED talk watching!






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11 thoughts on “20 Yoga + Mindfulness TED Talks You Need to Watch

  1. Your mindfulness list looks great and I see a few that I am going to watch. Thank you for sharing this. Being mindful about what we are doing instead of just doing something for the sake of doing it gives our activities more purpose.

    1. Very true Brenda! I love doing things with purpose! This was one of my favourite blog posts to write because I got to spend some time watching and learning from these TED talks as I was preparing to share them with others! 🙂

  2. Awesome list. My daughters are 4 & 5 and I love doing yoga with them…what do you think about the Why Aren’t We Teaching You Mindfulness by AnneMarie Rossi video?

    1. Hi Kate! I love AnneMarie’s video! I think she does an excellent job at explaining mindfulness for those who may be new to the practice! She is also profound in talking about how our reactions are what we are judged on- not how we rationalize and reason our emotions and reactions. She is right that access to mindfulness is the reason why not everyone practices. That’s why people like myself strive to provide free and affordable resources so that everyone can have access! AND she’s funny!

  3. I’m trying to start a yoga habit 🙂 So far, I have been able to work in yoga at least 3 days a week. Trying to get it up to 5!

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