Stress and anxiety affect us on all levels. Be it the body's pounding heart, the rapid pace of breath, overwhelming feelings, racing thoughts, or a disconnection from our deeper beliefs, stress weaves its way into all levels of our experience. Yoga Therapy teaches us to understand how to address our stress on all layers of being. Robert Butera, Erin Byron, & Staffan Elgelid, co-authors of the new Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, provide five steps to managing stress through yoga and its principles.
Let's take a look at the rules of a yogic lifestyle.
Intent to Refrain from Negative Behaviors (Yamas)
Yamas are your social responsibilities to others and are practiced by setting an intention to refrain from negative behaviors. Yamas...
It seems that those who practice meditation have healthier lives in comparison to those who don't. How do we implement a meditation practice in our lives, choosing the method and style that will bring each of us the best results? Robert Butera, Ph.D., author of Meditation for Your Life and The Pure Heart of Yoga, explains.
Yoga is a transformational process, a great way transcend the challenges we all face in our lives, whatever they may be. But what about those of us who have never practiced yoga before? What of those who aren't in the best of physical shape? What of those who have been practicing for years and now suffer from "Yoga Burnout?" Dr. Robert Butera, author of The Pure Heart of Yoga, outlines 10 steps to transform your yoga practice and connect with the infinite.
Precis: After a serious accident, the writer of this article practiced yoga to regain her health and strength. But there was still something that was missing. Her level of energy would not return to its pre-accident level. Without expecting ...
When change happens harshly and abruptly, life can quickly feel imbalanced. In an instant, financial security can erode, a job can be lost, a family can go through upheaval, and healthy habits can be strained. All of these things recently happened ...
When I first discovered yoga, I loved the way my body was left feeling relaxed yet full of energy, stronger but with a sense that went deeper than just my physical body. Yoga is a mystery to many people and most don’t know what to expect from their ...
In the work of pranayama, the back is the blackboard, the air comes to write and the mind holds the chalk.— B.K.S. Iyengar What is more fundamental to life than breath itself? We do it without as much as a thought, but without it, we would not survive. I recently went to a wellness conference, where I sat in an excellent seminar about stress reduction. The moderator posed a question: “What is...