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How Does Yoga Play a Healing Role in Depression?

 

 

"Crying is one of the highest spiritual practices. One who knows crying knows yoga." - Swami Kripalu

 

Depression is a difficult experience for anyone who has experienced it, including those who are close to loved ones that live with it. 

It can feel heavy, heartbreaking, and at times numbing. 

Sometimes it means staying in bed until early afternoon or skipping meals, maybe not sleeping at all and feeling like there is no point in trying. 

This is not an ideal way to live. 

I have been in the depths of depression more times than I'd like to remember. I've seen it negatively affect my life in so many ways. However, it also showed me the true essence of joy.

Yoga is one of the best ways to address depression because it allows us to move stagnant energy in the mind & body.

The yogic view of depression is seen as a constriction in the emotional body that then impacts the physical body. The practices of yoga remove these constrictions, physically &...

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What happens to our brain when we meditate?

 
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Three Important Things to Know About Trauma Informed Yoga

 

Have you heard of Trauma Informed Yoga? It is starting to become a more common topic in the mindfulness community and it is a very important conversation we need to be having right now. 

2020 left common humanity confused, exhausted, and experiencing new ways of living in a socially distanced way. It was terrifying. 

We are experiencing collective trauma. Not only as a result of Covid, but also social and culture changes too. We witness injustice, racial & gender inequality, and political disputes.

This is peeling back the layers of trauma in ways we never realized are still present in our world today. 

I want share three qualities of what makes up a trauma informed yoga practice. Mindfulness is key when it comes to moving past the heavy weight of pain and suffering. 

1) Acknowledge that Every Person is Unique

Our individual experience and how we were raised will influence the way we see the world. It is important to realize that what we may not find...

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You are so much more than your mind. You are so much more than your body.

 

Welcome!

It's great to have you join me on this journey towards transforming your mental and emotional health with yoga. You have made the first step towards living with freedom. 

It is an honor to share space with you. This blog is here to empower YOU in your journey and inspire a daily practice abundant in self-love. I will share a weekly post full of tips, practices, and material to uplift your yoga experience. Whether your are brand new or a long time practitioner you will discover lots of helpful information. 

I have officially embarked on a new journey myself to becoming a certified yoga therapist. This means I will be sharing unique knowledge to fuel your life as I further my own education. 

Let's create community together!

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