posture, yoga, and trauma/stress recovery – blending psychology & spirituality

brunette woman in yoga pose trauma stress anxiety

trauma stress anxiety recovery through yoga & breathing In my practice as a Mental Health Counselor, I have observed how trauma, stress, and anxiety influence posture. As soon as a client walks into my office, I notice these concerns in their gait and expressions. Also, in my work at a yoga teacher, I encounter healthy … Read more

strength versus flexibility: avoiding yoga-related injuries

strength versus flexibility: avoiding yoga-related injuries

elevate your yoga practice with greater strength Let’s pretend I’m your substitute teacher for the day. Like any good sub, I’ll start with a pop quiz. “What’s most important: increased flexibility or improving your balance?” You moan: “Ugh, I don’t know.” “You’ll need to know to ace the quiz, or you can end up in … Read more

yoga vs yoga asana

yoga vs yoga asana

practicing yoga asanas on the way to self-realization In the western society sometimes we find ourselves thinking that yoga is about being able to fold ourselves into a suitcase with ease. We see people who hold incredible postures effortlessly, and we can’t help but think that this must be the highest level of yoga. So, from … Read more

5 de-stressing yoga poses for mothers

5 de-stressing yoga poses for mothers

yoga helping moms cope with stress Becoming a mother is usually a delightful feeling. However, many mothers are super stressed. This stress boils down to the expectations placed upon a woman, such as expectations around how great you’ll be as a mother, how well you will raise your kids, and how your house should look, … Read more

beginners modification during asana

beginners modification during asana

gentle pose modification options for beginners As a beginner to Yoga, it is important to take our time to understand the transition and development of a pose. Enjoy these simple but useful tips to enhance your practice and support your alignment. Forward Fold During a forward fold, keep your knees bent. The idea with forward fold … Read more

the evolution of yoga

the evolution of yoga

Yoga, like any science, is constantly evolving. But yoga is not just a science. It’s a philosophy and a way of life that seems to be more and more open to interpretation as it gains widespread popularity around the world. Yoga began as an ancient practice that originated in India circa 3000 B.C. Stone-carved figures … Read more