How Yoga Trains Us to Deal with Stress

In her article, Kristin Diversi wrote: “When we think of yoga, we often think of a practice that is inherently relaxing: Lying on a mat and getting totally blissed out, feeling amazing from the first ‘Om’ to the final namaste.” “By and large, that is a very incomplete picture. The reason yoga works long-term is …

Do Most People Come to Yoga to Relieve Pain? What is Pain Anyway?

As a yoga teacher, I constantly take courses for my professional development and further my knowledge in yoga. Recently, I took a webinar on pain and yoga. I was very surprised to learn from this workshop that most people (estimated 11% – 52% of US population) in America live with pain. This is just not …

Understanding Mindful Yoga (Full Version)

By Kelly Ravenscroft, LICSW, RYT What is meditation and yoga Meditation and yoga are both mind-body practices that can help you to relax and gain a deeper sense of wellbeing. Meditation tends to help the mind relax, while yoga tends to help the body relax. Meditation is usually a sitting practice, but it can also …

COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine

By Aarti Gupta, PsyD Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, many of us, even those who have not been infected by the virus, will choose to quarantine in our homes for the upcoming weeks. Capsized travel plans, indefinite isolation, panic over scarce re-sources and information overload could be a …