The Yoga of Co-Regulation: Group Yoga Class Benefits

Kathryn Boland, R-CYT, R-DMT
Young yoga students relaxing and talking after yoga class.

Do you enjoy socializing with yoga? Could group yoga class benefits include feeling better simply through social connection? Picture the following situation. You enter your favorite yoga studio. It’s serene, familiar, and comforting. You share pleasantries with the front desk attendant as you check in and with fellow yogis as you settle into class while you roll out your mat and set up your props. 

Restorative Child's Pose or Restorative Balasana Pose.

Yoga for Times of Change: Nina Zolotow Shares Wisdom

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image depicts yoga, calming the mind and self-inquiry.

4 Ways to Prevent Anxiety with Yoga

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Restorative Shoulder Release prop set up.

Restorative Shoulder Release Pose: All-Over Ease

Restorative Shoulder Release Pose uses gravity to help relieve upper back, neck, and shoulder tension. Lying on the belly, you cross your arms and use the weight of your chin on your arms to release shoulder... Read more
Image depicts office worker in meditation mode in the middle of a work day.

16 Steps to Contentment

In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there... Read more
Woman practicing restorative yoga in a beautiful studio

Nourish Your Nervous System: A Yoga Practice Reset

Settling into stillness allows you to access the inner wisdom that can be found within the depths of your psyche. As if diving deep below the surface of the ocean, you find the slowest moving currents of your... Read more
Student practicing a supported (by bolster) restorative twist for greater comfort and ease

Calm and Uplift: Supported Supine Twist

Supported Supine Twist is a wonderful way to release the entire spine while alleviating tightness in the shoulders and neck. This gentle twist relieves tension in the abdomen and stimulates the digestive... Read more
Top view of cute young fitness woman lying on the floor on mat with eyes closed.

12 Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of a healthy lifestyle. A third of our lives are spent sleeping, precious 8 hours of a day are dedicated to it, and missing even a single night’s sleep... Read more
Woman feeling free in a beautiful natural setting.

Overwhelm: The Survival Guide

Feeling overwhelmed with work and personal tasks is one of the biggest problems that the people I work with are facing. It turns out, that our lives can be pretty overwhelming. There’s so much to do, never... Read more
woman resting in forward folded One Legged King Pigeon Pose.

Take Rest in Supported Pigeon Pose

Supported Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) is a wonderful way to gently release the hips, sacrum, and lower back. Further, it helps to release constriction in the piriformis and psoas muscles. Gentle pressure on the... Read more
Black woman meditating on the beach

How to Be Enough

In 1980, I was thirty-seven years old, divorced, a single parent with a full-time job in broadcasting and twenty-one credits toward a master's degree in communications. Picture that with the caption: “Middle... Read more