Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

Practice DOESN’T make perfect: The pain of perfectionism

By Caroline McCarter As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many clients who suffer from an overbearing perfectionistic voice that makes them falsely believe they can’t take charge of their own well-being. I’ve heard them say, “I don’t trust myself to do it correctly...
Therapy with yoga in the age of coronavirus

Therapy with yoga in the age of coronavirus

Because therapeutic yoga is a practice you undertake for yourself, to improve your own health and well-being, it can be a powerful part of self-care during the age of coronavirus. All you need to practice at home is a bit of space—even a chair or the floor in front of...
Rest and restoration through therapeutic yoga

Rest and restoration through therapeutic yoga

By Shirley Telles The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our social and work environments. Most people are increasingly spending time online to get in touch with their workplace, to teach or learn new skills, for other work-related activities, and for social...
During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

During a time of crisis, listen to your ancestors

By Michelle Andrie In my yoga therapy practice when a client is struggling with a negative physical or mental samskara (deeply embedded pattern), I often ask about their parents and ancestors. According to yogic philosophy, we’re born with a karmic inheritance...