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Depression. My Struggle was Real

Stop! Thief! Depression is a tricky and stealthy bastard. Depression is like a professional burglar who had been casing out my brain for quite some time. To this day, I still don’t know if this thief snuck in one night and cleaned house or pulled a trick out of Andy Dufresne’s book in Shawshank Redemption […]

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Depression. The Struggle is Real

1 in 4 people in the US suffer from depression in a given year ~National Institute of Mental Health You are not alone If you are suffering with depression, know you are not alone. Depression is prevalent, roughly 16 million adults live with depression in the US, and does not discriminate between sex, socioeconomic status, age or ethnicity. […]

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Yoga & PTSD

Yoga practices: yoga poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama) & mindfulness meditation (MBSR) have shown to reduce symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) comparable to other therapeutic and pharmacologic approaches as well as being effective in combination. Research indicates yoga helps to:   improve mood improve tolerance of physical & sensory experiences improve self-efficacy improve self-esteem  increase emotional awareness increase psychological […]

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Yoga & substance abuse

This week is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week which is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of mental health and substance use disorders. Individuals with depression or anxiety are twice as likely to suffer from a drug abuse or dependence. Studies indicate yoga and mindfulness can be complementary therapies for addictions.

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Yoga & sleep

30-50% of the general population is affected by insomnia & 10% have chronic insomnia. Yoga therapy has been shown to be beneficial & has fewer side effects as other conventional therapies. Yoga is an effective treatment option for patients with insomnia. There was a significant improvement in the stress scores & the self confidence scores […]

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Yoga PI: Dosage & Administration

Medications for depression & anxiety are taken daily for about 2 weeks to see improvement in symptoms and 6 weeks for maximum effect. If you are practicing yoga for mental health, the benefits of yoga can be seen early on but can take time to achieve the full benefits. In a perfect world yoga would be dosed daily, much like an antidepressant. In the real world, daily practice can be challenging. A panel of experts got together to set recommendations on yoga.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is the art of just doing one thing at a time. If you read job-postings for employment in the United States, it is common to see “must be able to multi-task” and “be able to work under pressure” listed among necessary qualifications. The truth is juggling a hundred things during the day leads to chronic […]

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Workshop: Yoga for Depression

Explore how yoga can help you manage depression with a community of your peers. This workshop provides you with the time & space to reconnect with your body, breath & mind. Learn energizing yogic techniques that help you lift the depressed mood. Explore yoga practices and observe how they affect your mood.

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Workshop: Yoga for Anxiety

If you are living with anxiety, you are not alone: 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders; 80% of the time anxiety & depression are co-occurring disorders
Explore how yoga can help you manage anxiety with a community of your peers. This workshop provides you with the time & space to reconnect with your body, breath & mind. Learn calming yogic techniques that help you manage help you manage the anxious mood so you can be calm & grounded amidst life’s ups & downs.

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Yoga & anxiety

If you are living with anxiety, you are not alone:  40 million Americans have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders  80% of the time anxiety & depression are co-occur  Anxiety (GAD) is a medical condition characterized by a persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about the future. Other symptoms include: trouble sleeping stressed out burned out feeling scared worried […]