Julie Carmen


About Julie Carmen

Julie Carmen, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, YTRX is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and Clinical Director of Level V Yoga Therapy for Mental Health internship at Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx. She is a member of the faculty of LMU Masters in Yoga Studies, Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change and the 2017 co-chair of the Mental Health CICs at International Association of Yoga Therapists. Julie taught at Exhale in Venice for twelve years. She founded yogatalks.com in 2001. Julie starred in films for directors Robert Redford, John Cassavetes, Michael Mann, John Carpenter and opposite Peter Fonda in the upcoming romantic comedy "You Can't Say No" juliecarmenactress.com

Practices to Support Foot Care

Yoga Can Transform How We Use Our Feet Our connection to our feet is symbolic of our connection to the world around us. Are we tip-toers or stompers? Are we balanced or wobbly? Do those characteristics parallel what we know about our personalities? When a tip-toer enters a room full of strangers, their handshake may [...]

By |2018-04-26T07:08:53+00:00September 2nd, 2012|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Twisting Safely to Stimulate Digestion

Twists are a time-honored remedy to kick-start the digestive system when practiced with conscious attention to breath and posture. According to gastroenterologist Sabine Hazan Steinberg, MD, “Gentle yoga twists increase blood flow to the bowels. If followed by rest, twists help the movement of the bowels. Twists are also shown to decrease inflammation.” Twists put [...]

By |2015-04-11T12:29:12+00:00December 27th, 2008|Yoga Therapy|1 Comment

Growing A Home Practice

Luxuriating yoga sessions while at home can offer some of the richest experiences of centering that you may ever have. To achieve this, you’ll need to face the demons of procrastination and laziness as well as doubt about whether you’ll know what to do without a teacher instructing. We have a tendency to slide into [...]

By |2015-04-11T12:32:02+00:00December 13th, 2008|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

The Yoga of Play

How yogic principles can be applied to play with children. When our hearts feel joyful, the practice of yoga and meditation can themselves be playful. The lessons we learn in this path: equanimity, focus, stability, resilience, perseverance, union, connection and balance translate well into the language and practice of play and it is possible to [...]

By |2016-06-24T14:41:03+00:00July 23rd, 2008|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Meditating on How to Sit

Lao Tzu said: “Muddy water, let stand – becomes clear.” Sthira sukha asana. Posture should be steady and comfortable, as Patanjali states in the Yoga Sutra. No matter which school of meditation you choose to practice, the physical ability to sit comfortably and steadily affects the ability of the mind to stay focused during meditation. [...]

By |2015-04-11T21:14:03+00:00May 26th, 2008|Meditation|1 Comment