Re-position Narratives: Healing

Police cop: “That’s what you get when you have beauty and brains.” Attorney: “What he wrote was repulsive, he is a creep.” Neighbor: “Don’t talk about it too much, you don’t know what other people will say.” Indian Uncle: “You’re too nice.” Through all the commentary, I would react at times. At other times, IContinue reading “Re-position Narratives: Healing”

Yoga Meeting: Prof. Gail Abrams

Professor Gail Abrams, a yoga/dance teacher and professor for years, made the time to meet with me over this weekend. She taught in a liberal arts college for 30 years and shared her deep knowledge on movement and the importance of movement through culture, history and time. Movement is highly indicative of the way weContinue reading “Yoga Meeting: Prof. Gail Abrams”

Yoga: Healing Domestic Violence

As human beings, we are vulnerable. We make mistakes. We are born with open hearts and minds. We allow some people to see that. And as inhumane as it can be, others may take advantage of that. Then, those actions, formative moments, or reminders get lodged into our memories as trauma. Domestic violence is commonContinue reading “Yoga: Healing Domestic Violence”

Reclaim your Body through Yoga

Living in a constant fear of being hurt isn’t normal. Living in reactions isn’t healthy. Living in anxiety is painful. Living is not a force, it is a flow. A flow of energies engaging our actions. Living in the present is beautiful, engaging, re-vitalizing and energizing. Living in modes of healing is motivating. Living inContinue reading “Reclaim your Body through Yoga”

Yoga and Trauma

The exercise of yoga presents a platform for body-based intervention with trauma survivors. Yoga-based interventions incorporate physical movement and restorative action patterns into treatment. This strategy helps trauma survivors build internal strengths and resources in an embodied manner. It builds up the necessary mechanisms to cope with stressful situations through resilience and strength. Yoga isContinue reading “Yoga and Trauma”