The wisdom of letting go

The wisdom of letting go

Yoga teaches us over and over, in many different ways, to let go. For example, yoga postures can release tension from our muscles, breathing practices can help us to calm our emotions, and meditation can shine a light on unproductive thought patterns and thereby...
“Triggering” joy

“Triggering” joy

The term triggering has been widely used in recent years, partly because of our increasing understanding of how our nervous systems and bodies work with our psychology. According to Dennis Pelon, PhD, a clinical psychologist and IAYT-certified yoga therapist who...
The spiritual part of us

The spiritual part of us

Yoga, often seen as supporting mental and physical health, is perhaps the best practice for delivering a spiritual dimension to health care. And a number of studies link spirituality to better health outcomes. According to the Harvard School of Public Health,...
A good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep

People who suffer from insomnia struggle with sleep—and with the anxiety and fear cycle that can perpetuate the trouble of getting enough quality rest. Stress is a prime reason for insomnia, and as sufferer and IAYT-certified yoga therapist Charley Hickey says, “I...