Finding your true self

Finding your true self

By Anne Platt I noticed “Mark” the moment he walked into my class. Heavy beard, baseball cap pulled down over his eyes, silent, wary, and very much disconnected from his fellow soldiers. He didn’t want to be there, and we both knew it. He set his yoga mat in the...
YOGA SAFETY FIRST

YOGA SAFETY FIRST

Ann Swanson, MS, LMT, C-IAYT, adapted these recommendations from “Yoga as a holistic treatment for chronic illnesses: Minimizing adverse events and safety concerns,” by yoga researcher Shirley Telles and colleagues. For yoga practitioners… …without health...
Yoga therapy + neurobiology = Less pain?

Yoga therapy + neurobiology = Less pain?

By Ganesh Mohan A combined neurobiology and yoga perspective offers an innovative way of addressing chronic pain, which affects an estimated 50 million U.S. adults. Because many people experience debilitating consequences from their pain and medication alone doesn’t...
Support for a yoga journey

Support for a yoga journey

Yoga therapists are a prolific bunch, partly because we often have been so changed by the practices ourselves that we want to find ways to share them with as many people as possible. These recent texts offer guidance for those wishing to incorporate yogic wisdom into...
But what can I DO? Service through yoga

But what can I DO? Service through yoga

It can be difficult to give ourselves permission to undertake the work of self-care, especially in the face of tremendous global suffering. But taking time to look inside and practice mindfully provides a strong platform from which to take meaningful action. You may...