Recent Blog Posts
I think westerners have to be careful about cultural appropriation, source amnesia, and wacky, sexual, or dangerous innovation – especially when the knowledge base is nascent and/or superficial.read more
Often, it’s the most hypermobile folks who suffer the most during and from yoga practice and if they have movement patterns that are dysfunctional, no amount of core strengthening is going to solve their pain problem.read more
A primary benefit is that good interoception helps to dissipate unconscious muscular tension in your body – holding patterns you may not even know that you have! When you start to unravel these patterns, you diminish the effects of stress on your system. And that’s always a good thing. In fact, some researchers have suggested that poor interoception lies at the heart of many chronic diseases – think about it, I work too hard, I don’t have time to exercise, I don’t pay attention to my diet, I don’t manage my stress, and then, surprise, I have heart disease!read more
This morning I received an email ad for a yoga program to help me lose weight – because, clearly, weight loss should occupy most of my time and mind-space – what with being a doughy, middle-aged woman and all.read more
Fat is a feminist issue and until we completely expunge the drive for the perfect runway model ideal, it will continue to need feminist critique – and it will continue to cause sufferingread more
Which professionals really need yoga? Doctors. It’s a burned out health care world. “Roughly half of the physicians in the United States suffer from burnout, and every specialty of medicine is affected.”read more
If you believe that more people need access to these transformative practices, then you have to climb out of that box. Yoga teachers can share yoga in various wellness settings, and they can also collaborate with health care professionals – or even get licenses so they can have a more sustainable, steady career.read more
Wouldn’t it be amazing to see mind-body practices instituted across the board as a powerful, foundational response to our current public health crisis? This quote is from a 2015 study which showed that yoga postures, breathing practices, and meditation can reduce the need for medical care by 43%.read more
Yes, it’s not uncommon for people who have been wired to be avoidant through their childhood experiences to then see yoga as a perfect way to reinforce and normalize their insecure attachment because, throughout the yoga literature, we are bombarded with the exalted value of NON-ATTACHMENT or vairagya.read more
Brett (my futurist, yogi, social worker husband) and I created a model several years ago to help explain how yoga philosophy adds an important piece to questions that health care theorists (not to mention philosophers) have wrestled with for a long time – What are human beings? How do we heal?read more
Yoga offers a holistically oriented, cost-effective approach that complements current treatment strategies for mental health and substance use disorders. Murali Doraiswamy, a Duke University researcher who conducted a systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders concluded, “The search for improved treatments, including non-drug based, to meet the holistic needs of patients is of paramount importance.
The application of yoga techniques to assist in managing chronic pain and the role of spirituality in healing will also be explored. Participants will be introduced to a yoga-informed biopsychosocialspiritual model that addresses treatment as well as recovery, prevention and health promotion. Review of ethical standards for behavioral health providers and yoga practitioners will help to identify alignment and areas where further exploration is needed.
Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups | Starting September 2020
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