Tarot’s Death Card & the Season of Scorpio

The sun entered Scorpio this year on October 23rd and will stay there until November 22nd. Like the rays of light peeking over the twin pillars in the tarot Death card, the season of Scorpio is when those of the underworld and otherworld can peek through the veil into the realm of the living. Altogether, …continue

The Tao of Craft: What is a Fu Talisman?

In her book The Tao of Craft, metaphysics powerhouse Benebell Wen (Holistic Tarot, 2016) provides an in-depth look at the history, methods, and applications of Fu talismans, making this ancient esoteric practice available for the first time in English. Whether you’re looking for health, wealth, happiness, or personal empowerment, Wen will lead you through step …continue

6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System—Naturally

The immune system is having a moment—which makes sense, given the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and the high-stress, low-sleep, on-the-go world we find ourselves living in. While purported one-and-done miracle cures abound, we at NAB think that taking a holistic, multi-pronged approach to rebooting your immune system is a more sustainable way to affect long-term …continue

Excerpt: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

From Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato. Words Are Powerful: Theming Makes Your Class As leaders of yoga teacher trainings, we’ve got experience teaching the nuts and bolts of how to lead a helpful class. Once you’ve mastered those, the next challenge is adding meaning to your class by tying …continue

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Reflections on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from Brendon Abram. I have been privileged to share trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) in clinical and studio settings with military veterans, first responders, Sexual Assault Centres, and Children’s Aid organizations. I have watched people learn to overcome the debilitating symptoms that trauma can cause. I have come to understand, though, …continue

Excerpt from Teaching Yoga: Techniques and Tools

Excerpt from Mark Stephens’ Teaching Yoga A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. —Lao Tzu Teaching yoga is at once profoundly personal, predicated on sharing, and shaped by context. It is also inevitably surprising. We have no choice but to start from where we are and who we are, …continue