Yoga as Therapy

How to Re-Awaken Spirituality by Sally Perkins

Even without considering nature as a small piece of the bigger picture that is your spirituality, there are ways to find meaning in life no matter where you live it. Whether you’re exploring your spiritual side for the first time or trying to reconnect with your past

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The 5 Elements

According to Yoga and Ayurveda, there are four basic elements which of nature that compose all things. These elements are; Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. These four are derived from a fifth element Ether “the breath of the invisible”. Nothing is just one element, each element is dynamic, changing

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Opening Stiff Hips

Stiff hips are very common. This tightness can cause low back pain, knee pain, poor posture, and difficulty walking. The causes of hip tightness can be from overuse or underuse. Many of us have jobs or commutes where we sit for long periods, causing a tightening of

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Visuddha (Throat Chakra Poem) by Beth Beard

A repressed voice behind a rehearsed smile Kept quiet, silent…hidden Careful not to anger or offend Guarding my lips Locked utterances knotted in my throat Doubting and devaluing my thoughts Muffled and bruised. Hushed and censored Weary from tuned out, deaf ears Connecting with Divine Source Learning

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Learning From Our Emotions

Emotion is energy moving through the body. Emotions are a gift of awareness. By studying our emotional layer (manomaya kosha), we can learn how our own beliefs affect our reality. When we become attached to our emotions we essentially become what we are feeling. For example, instead

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Opening the Neck

“The neck plays a significant role in our emotional life. Try communicating with this part of the bodyand listen for the kinesthetic feeling. The neck is the physical bridge between the body and the mind. For messages to be sent from one part to the other, they

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Yoga is A Mirror

“The practice of yoga postures is a mirror for the practice of life, so over time you will find yourself more confident in situations off the mat,” Carol Rossi  As we become mindful of our reactions in our practice, we notice how it correlates to life outside

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I Love Pigeon Pose

Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is one of my favorite poses. It is this pose that helped to heal an injury to my hip socket and saved me from needing surgery and drew me towards Yoga Therapy. You can read more about that here.  Without even realizing

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Tight Hamstrings & Low Back Pain

When your hamstrings are tight, it places a lot of stress on your low back, leading to pain and discomfort. Stretching the hamstrings can make a huge difference in relieving low back pain. Of course, if you have severe back pain, or a slipped disk it is best avoid

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Yoga

During winter months, days are shorter and the weather is colder and darker. Many of us experience the “winter blues” as we spend more time indoors, away from the sun. You may even be one of the many people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD is

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