When we are operating on autopilot, we are vulnerable to being caught up in a self-perpetuating downward spiral of reactivity that, for some people, can lead to depression and anxiety. Training in mindfulness can help disrupt this painful pattern. A self-perpetuating upward spiral gains momentum, cultivating greater equanimity and wellbeing.
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