Your Nervous System on Yoga – How Yoga Helps Balance Mind and Body

Studies have shown that yoga offers a wide range of benefits in a surprisingly wide range of areas. These include not just the enhancement of physical fitness but improvement in several areas relating to nervous system functioning, such as awareness and mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, as well as the development of … Continued

Yoga for Children

Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa)  is one of the world’s leading experts on children and yoga, having worked with both since the mid-1970s. She is a trained yoga professional at the highest level (ERYT-500), In this 4-part audio series Lana discusses the following topics: Lesson One: Giving Children the Gift of Yoga Lesson Two: Yoga for … Continued

Your Well-being Power Switch–The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Healing

The effect of yoga on the nervous system is one way we can understand the truly integrative approach of yoga to health and well-being.  The nervous system is our communication network through which we respond to internal and external stimuli and through which we work to maintain a homeostatic environment within our body. The effects … Continued

Heart & Soul Work with Children

Who are these children? Why are they here? What do they bring to our lives? What are the challenges they present? How can we turn the challenges into gifts? These are some of the ideas Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa), a leading teacher of children’s yoga, will explore in this 3-part audio interactive lecture series. This … Continued

Working with the Neurodiverse Child: Yoga for Kids with Autism & ADHD

Many children with autism, ADHD, and other special needs face challenges in how they respond to stress, tension, worry and anxiety. They can end up in a constant state of heightened arousal or anxiety, which can negatively impact health, mood and behavior. When we get stuck in this “fight or flight” state, we can develop … Continued

Breathe, Heal, Relax and Renew – An Introduction to Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga can be a gateway to deep relaxation and the cultivation of mindfulness. Enter, enter!” —Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D. in Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn … Continued