Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to get ourselves to a yoga class on a regular basis. The mind will provide plenty of excuses: I can’t afford it this month, I’m not good enough. I don’t have clean yoga clothes. It’s too far. It’s raining. I don’t have time. It will be too crowded. […]
“Yoga saved half my life; psychology saved the other.” With these words, psychotherapist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan begins her book Yoga & Psyche. Starting in her teens, Caplan followed both fields separately, turning from one to the other when necessary. Initially, she met spiritual teachers who guided and nurtured her, but was left traumatized […]
Yoga can have many benefits: quieting your mind, strengthening your body, and providing a much-needed break from your phone. One lesser known advantage is that yoga can be a powerful method for healing trauma. Trauma is not lacking in our society. The recent #metoo movement has shone a spotlight on just how many have experienced […]
For those who have practiced or taught yoga, weaving these cues into a class can be the difference between doing yoga, and being yoga.