Category: Health & Healing

Ayurveda: An Ancient Approach to Modern Illness

Guest post by Dr. L. Eduardo Cardona-Sanclemente, PhD, author of the forthcoming Ayurveda for Depression. Coronavirus – an unwelcome new visitor or an old foe? Hello there, How are you doing? I hope you are holding up well. These are challenging times for many of us, having to live our lives in a completely different …continue

New Release Excerpt: Healing Depression Without Medication

Another Way Adapted from Healing Depression Without Medication by Jodie Skillicorn, DO.  “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” —A. T. STILL, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. — DANIEL KAHNEMAN, THINKING, …continue

Yoga at Home: Keeping Your Practice Going

5 Tips to Keep Your Practice Going When You Can’t Go Out By Mark Stephens, author of the Mark Stephens Yoga Adjustments Deck. Even with all the will in the world, even the most disciplined among us often find that a home practice just isn’t the same as the experience in a led class that’s …continue

Somatics—A Radically Different View of Who We Are

Excerpted from The Politics of Trauma by Staci K. Haines. Somatics—A Radically Different View of Who We Are The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a fiesta. —EDUARDO GALEANO, from “Window on the Body” Somatics …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

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