Facing life’s challenges through the breath

Facing life’s challenges through the breath

By Alicia Barmon Breathing is one of the fastest ways to mitigate stress in the autonomic nervous system. It gives us direct access to a system that is involuntary and reactive—that is, one that functions on its own without conscious thought. When we have a conscious...
A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

A glimpse into yoga therapy in India

By Sowmya Ayyar In the West, yoga therapy is often an adjunct treatment for chronic conditions. In India, however, there is a different understanding of yoga as therapy. As an American-born of Indian ethnic background, I grew up in California with a love for all...