"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 &...
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...