How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

In the earlier posts, I discussed the Link differences between complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and shared some of my personal experience with mindfulness. Last week, I was focused on providing survivors and carers some tools to understand the impacts on the individuals and to start healing. Today, I will focus on yoga … Continue reading How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

3 tips to avoid getting a cold this winter

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Let’s start off the year on the right foot and follow some simple tips to avoid catching a cold this winter. After the (potential) excess that the festive season brings in, it is essential to implement a routine to bring back the body and mind to a … Continue reading 3 tips to avoid getting a cold this winter

3 Ways to Sense Your Body

What is dissociation? The various mental health symptoms for trauma can affect an individual on different planes: the physical with heart palpitations, sweat, and panic attack; the emotional with low self-esteem, shame and guilt and, the psychological plane with dissociation. The latter could be explained as the separation of mental processes, or disconnection of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Sense Your Body

Unwrap the benefits of lavender while relaxing in Savasana

What's common to all yoga class? Have you noticed how many different style of yoga are there? Some traditional like Sivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga or the more modern styles of Vinyasa, hot, power… One common point to all these styles is Savasana, or the relaxation part at the end of the practice (one of the rare … Continue reading Unwrap the benefits of lavender while relaxing in Savasana

What You Really Should Know About Yoga Assists

Are you in need of your own space and pace during your your practice? Part of the curriculum of a yoga teacher training is to educate future teachers to provide safe hands-on assists. Being encouraged and supported to go deeper in a twist or to open further in cobra can feel marvelous in the body … Continue reading What You Really Should Know About Yoga Assists