Ashtanga Yoga for Mental Health

Could Ashtanga Yoga be a particularly helpful complimentary approach to managing addictions, depression and anxiety, enhancing the benefits of psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology? We already know from the research that hatha yoga in general can be quite beneficial. But, might there be some aspects of Ashtanga Yoga in particular that would make it especially well suited? … Continue reading Ashtanga Yoga for Mental Health

The Clinging Mind

I am leaving in a few weeks to attend a Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) training and my preparations have me thinking a lot about all the relentless ways in which we pursue what is wanted and avoid what is unwanted. Addictions of most types involve this dynamic and when we think about it in … Continue reading The Clinging Mind