Category: Fitness & Sports

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

Excerpt: The Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids

Alignment and Sequencing Instructions Sequencing of lessons implies that there is a goal for a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga session or series of sessions—a goal determined by the facilitator. In TCTSY, participants determine what the work is by checking in with their own bodies. The shapes offered or practiced are irrelevant. The work is the same: to …continue

New Release: Yoga Therapy

About the Book From the best-selling author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, and Yoga Adjustments comes this essential resource for learning how to adapt yoga practices to best accommodate and heal a wide array of common injuries and ailments. Surveying historical writings on yoga, ayurveda, and scientific medical approaches to health and healing, Mark Stephens …continue

New Release: The 7 Principles of Stress

About the Book Ori Hofmekler, acclaimed author of The Warrior Diet and one of the first proponents of intermittent fasting, challenges conventional wisdom about diet, fitness, and anti-aging with a new approach to health that uses stress to live longer, stay fit, and ward off fat. Supported by cutting-edge research, The 7 Principles of Stress …continue

New Release: Making Sense of Human Anatomy and Physiology

About the Book Designed to be user-friendly and informative for both students and teachers, this book provides a road map for understanding problems and issues that arise in the study of anatomy and physiology. Students will find tips to develop specific study skills that lead to maximum understanding and retention. They will learn strategies not …continue