I found this an interesting article on the benefits of yoga as a practice for those with cerebral palsy. I like the fact that it emphasizes adaptive yoga, chair yoga and highlights the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. I’d also like to add that it was written by Alex Diaz-Granados. who is a Miami-based freelance writer who has had cerebral palsy since he was an infant.
I got triggered recently by something a peer and friend posted on her Facebook wall, She is someone whom I admire, respect and who, is in a position of authority.
“Anxiety and Depression are not the feelings – they are the lids that we put over our soup of feelings…because we are afraid of them…In the soup of emotions there can be anger, rage, frustration, but also joy, bliss, excitement….
2016 was certainly a very challenging year for many of my friends and family. Compared to many, I had a pretty good year. There was just a feeling of some areas being stalled or in inertia. It was also a sad year as we had to put our Odin down after 19.5 years.
Whatever reason brings you to the mat is ultimately a good reason, whether it be a bad back, to relieve stress, to increase flexibility, to get away from the kids, or even if you go just to check out the hot chicks in their lulu’s in the studio. It doesn’t really matter what brings you to the mat, as long as you can be honest about it.
The best thing about yoga is that it meets where ...
First there was the nine-day Inner Journey Facilitation Training in Gore, VA. It was intense to say the least, but so useful. I learned a lot about where patterning behaviours come from, how to be truly present for someone in need, the Chinese Five Elements and so much more. To be truthful, I think I am still ...