Yoga for Addiction: 7 Ways Yoga Can Support Your Treatment Program

By
Jennifer Willams-Fields, E-RYT 200

NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the subject and the need for anonymity of those in recovery, some names and identifying locations have been changed.

Diane B. is a recovery success story. Yet even after 30 years of sobriety, she knows that each day may bring a challenge to her sobriety. Fortunately, she has a strong base of skills she can utilize when she feels stressed. Twelve-step work and yoga are but two of the tools she regularly uses to stay sober and healthy.

Myofascial Unwinding: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

Myofascial unwinding is a term coined by John Barnes to describe a type of physical movement that comes from a higher intelligence which he often describes as a “feeling” (rather than a “thinking”)... Read more

Vacation Anytime, Anywhere: 6 Ways to Take A Yoga Staycation

Do you need a vacation from the daily grind but can’t manage to get out of town? Or do you just need a vacation from your regular yoga practice? Or are you actually taking a vacation and wondering how to keep... Read more

Yoga for Better Sleep: 7 Insomnia-Busters You Can Do in Bed

Did I say “in bed?” Yep. It’s normally not a good idea to fall asleep when you are doing yoga. You can overstretch your muscles if you fall asleep in a restorative pose, and if you’re practicing conscious... Read more
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Yoga for Military Veterans with PTSD - Study Highlights Common Research Challenges

New randomized trial of Kripalu yoga for military veterans provides important insights regarding the challenges facing yoga researchers and educators. Read more

Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success - A Book Review

Chronic stress. We know it’s not good for us. Long-term high levels of stress have been shown to increase the risks of heart disease, systemic inflammation, autoimmune dysfunction, digestive disorders, as well... Read more

Troubled by the Times? Four Relaxing Poses to Soothe Your Heart and Soul

No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, current socio-cultural forces can leave you feeling unsettled and unsure of what to expect. Though the world around us has been changing with rapid... Read more

Yoga Boosts Cardiovascular Fitness and Psychological Health Study Shows

There has been an ongoing debate regarding yoga’s ability to improve cardiovascular and physical fitness. A new study suggests that, for sedentary college students, regular Vinyasa yoga practice may boost both fitness and mental health, and reduce stress. Read more

Looking for Ways to Cope with Anxiety? How Yoga May Help

In today’s hyper-competitive world, stress and competition in all facets of life have overtaken contentment and happiness, resulting in a myriad of health issues, all of which have alienated us from our own... Read more

What Your Body Tells You Can Protect You From Stress, Study Suggests

Interoception refers to the capacity to accurately detect and interpret bodily cues. Some of these cues are obvious, such as when you accidentally touch a hot surface. But interoception also involves being... Read more

How Can Yoga Help Ease Mood Swings, Anxiety and Depression? An Interview with Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe is a renowned yoga instructor, and co-author with Patricia Walden of “The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness.” Linda was managing editor of Yoga Journal for numerous... Read more