Category: Health & Healing

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

Herbal Flu Remedies

It’s officially fall, which means cold and flu season is upon us. Of course, the best offense is a good defense (so wash your hands!), but that’s of little consolation if you’re already stuck in the throes of a terrible flu, cold, or other bug. We’ve compiled natural healing wisdom from some of our favorite …continue

Extended excerpt: Yoga for Better Sleep

Sleep can be delightfully, curiously, even disturbingly mysterious—especially that last one, if it doesn’t seem to come to you when you want (or need) it. We’ve only very recently come to a better understanding of the nature and purposes of sleep, and how it impacts each and all of our physical, mental, and emotional systems. …continue

Excerpt: Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges An excerpt from We’ve Been Too Patient by L. D. GREEN When I was 16, I went on a mental trip. I was convinced that if I ate oranges, everyone would know I liked girls. But if I chose an apple instead, I would land only in boys’ beds. But this wasn’t …continue