Reading Time: < 1 minute By Faye Martins One point I want to mention right away: Pregnant students should be in a specialized class with a teacher who has successfully completed a prenatal yoga teacher training course. This is the reason why so many yoga classes begin with health warnings concerning pregnancy. You have the right to refuse to teach […]

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Reading Time: < 1 minute By James Hall Can Yoga help energetic alignment? As the aging process becomes demystified and the boundaries of modern healthcare continue to expand with treatment modalities and investigations, the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for routine investigations has grown exponentially. From joint / organ specific scans to the whole body this is deemed the safest […]

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Reading Time: < 1 minute By Bhavan Kumar  Any posture has some degree of risk. The picture of Virasana brings to mind the contraindications regarding knees and pre-existing knee conditions. What does this have to do with hip replacements? Just getting to the floor after a hip replacement presents some degree of risk and physicians  may differ regarding postures they approve. To be […]

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Reading Time: < 1 minute By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. Can Yoga be used as an adjunct therapy for addiction recovery? According to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 60 million Americans have difficulty with some form of insomnia on a regular basis. Insomnia can take the form of problems falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night and waking up too early. […]

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Reading Time: < 1 minute By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed. How can your students learn to apply mindful breath awareness to life? The warm, balmy months of summer easily lend themselves to teaching Yoga classes in an outdoor environment. Traditionally, Yoga postures and breathing exercises were practiced outside, or at least within the natural confines of a cave, grove of trees or on […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I struggled with chronic pain and nerve damage for more than fifteen years. I tried every alternative mode of healing, therapy, etc. in hopes of eradicating the pain. I was very fortunate to have worked with highly skilled and, even more importantly, compassionate healers, including my pain management doctor, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and […]

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A drawing of a young woman with a prosthetic leg practicing yoga gracefully.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a mind-body wellness practitioner and yoga teacher, I was bound by joy when I discovered yoga is classified as “sensorimotor psychotherapy” in a PTSD workshop. This was incredibly refreshing and in lieu of this I could really sense the medical and scientific backing of yogic healing. The classification implies direct inquiry into the science […]

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