Yoga Therapy

Breast Cancer, A Journey of Strength

Photo of Szilvia Gogh by David Young-Wolff. I did not choose to have breast cancer. However, the choice I do have is how to go through my journey. I could have been depressed when hearing the news. After all, I had a horrible year leading up to my diagnosis. All in one year: [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Yoga Therapy??

Teachers Lainie Devina and Holli Rabishaw shot by Jeff Skeirik The term Golden Age refers to a period of time when flourishing and abundance happens within a specific community or society. The Golden Age of wisdom was around 400 BCE when Socrates charmed the West with profound discourses and The Buddha illumined the [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Yoga Therapy|3 Comments

Dristi

Developing the Superpower of Direct Focus Dristi is most commonly known as the gazing point on which the eyes may focus. The word “dristi,” derives from the Sanskrit root “drstr,” which is where we get our English word “to direct.” Dristi can refer to a focal point, yet it is more than simply where we [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga is a method of healing. Beyond the postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandha) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships. The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When you go to a chiropractor, he or she creates more space so the joints can [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Come As You Are

Cultivate Awareness in Yoga to Encourage Healing from Trauma Julian Walker When I took my first yoga class at Ana Forrest’s Santa Monica studio in 1992, I was quite proud of my straddle splits. I had been working with my genetically inflexible body for the previous three years in a home practice sourced from a [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Downward Face

Use restorative facial yoga to release stress and tension and restore your youthful glow. by John Sahakian C.Ht. ERYT photo by David Young-Wolff Whether we smile or frown, laugh or scowl, approach our lives with wide-eyed wonderment, or bitter tears, our faces are almost always active. Day in and day out, our facial expressions can [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

How Cancer Patients Are Discovering Their Serenity in Pasadena

Farzaneh Noori teaches Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Yoga teacher, Yoga House Pasadena co-founder and co-owner Farzaneh Noori thought the following when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, “I was shocked. I thought, ‘Here I am with a healthful lifestyle, a strict regimen of advanced yoga, daily meditation and a simple, wholesome diet--how could [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Sun Salutations as a Practice of Gratitude

Start your day with Sun Salutations and connect with your inner light. The sun is a frequent symbol in yoga of the inner light that is in each of us, representing what we are trying to awaken in ourselves. Saluting the sun in our practice connects us to this inner light. Many teachers and traditions [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

An Invitation to Practice: Opening the Door to Yoga Students with Disabilities

Tom Valencia practicing yoga. Photo by Robert Sturman (robertsturmanstudio.com) 6 ways to create yoga classes for people of all abilities and body types It was 1995. It was the second yoga class I ever taught. I remember it vividly because it was terrifying; it was a beginning level class, and in walked a [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

Yoga Therapy: Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery For D’Lita Miller, her yoga practice helped cope with years of pent-up anger and aggression.  In this case, Miller’s emotional backlog is because she is a survivor of human trafficking, a situation that is unfortunately an issue today for people around the world.  Many like Miller are finding [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments