Category Archive: Stress Relief

The Trauma Survivors Guide To Yoga: Why You Keep Getting Stuck & How To Empower Change

The problem with the “Law of Attraction” thinking — a ‘like attracts like’ mentality that suggests what we focus on becomes our reality — is that you can’t think your way through an emotional problem. Simply… Continue reading

How to Calm Emotional Over-Sensitivity With Yoga

Emotion is a good thing. Being able to feel allows us the capacity to enjoy love and beauty, to feel compassion and to connect with others. But too much emotion can be like trying to… Continue reading

Meditation For Strength & Resilience

The human experience often moves us across the wide, deep sea of opposing emotions. In an instant we may feel both sad and strong, or content and sorrowful —or any combination of contrasts that… Continue reading

A Conversation On Loss, Grief & Trauma

For me, yoga was the tool that introduced me to my own stunning inner world. It is a world rich with joy, gratitude and love. But those feelings were eclipsed by the emotion of pain, loss,… Continue reading

Yoga & The Psoas-Stress Connection

Learning to cope with stress is key to building resilience. Like a sore muscle after it’s been worked, we become stronger after challenge. But too much stress has a negative effect on mind and… Continue reading

Five Hacks For Living A Happier Life

A happy life is found by embracing yourself —your scars, experiences, body, talents and abilities. So often you’re pulled out of joy by self-judgement and an unwillingness to accept the ups and downs of life. While some people… Continue reading

The Trauma Survivors Guide to Yoga: Coming Back to the Present

Most survivors of trauma are in some way disconnected from the present moment. In an effort to cope with the massive pain and terror they’ve experienced, they shut down. Chronic or overwhelming distress… Continue reading

Yoga For Traveling

Summer is high-travel season. All the sitting in cramped seats, the stress of making connections and going through TSA, and the less-than-ideal food choices can really do a number on us. Extra waiting in… Continue reading

Gentle Yoga For Traumatic & Stressful Times

No words can accurately convey how we feel about the violence in America the world right now. We all agree that something is not working, and something needs to be done. But we can’t seem… Continue reading

Meditation to Establish a Steady Inner Connection

The first mention of yoga asana in the historic record gave none of the postures we practice today. Patanjali’s yoga sutras, however, gave asana as one of the eight limbs of the practice. It also defined… Continue reading