I've been teaching yoga therapy workshops for a few years now. A recurrent question that people ask me is: what's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In this blog, you'll find three core ideas on yoga therapy. In its essence, yoga therapy is a long-term process of self-development. It is about becoming aware of your own patterns and changing them over time, taking care of your own health and wellbeing.
It takes courage to experience your emotions fully. Many people learn to be more open, accepting and compassionate towards themselves when they practice yoga. In this blog, I'm sharing with you how yoga can help to cope with difficult emotions - including a short exercise you can do at home!
If you are a health care professional, it is vital to take care of your own needs as well. However, taking the advice that you give to others to your own heart is often easier said than done. How do you maintain your personal self-care habits as a caregiver?
Last weekend I attended The Yoga Therapy Conference, which was about 'the science of human connection'. I am still buzzing with inspiration - the programme was full of interesting talks by passionate speakers sharing their research findings, experiences and sparkling ideas. They helped me to understand yoga therapy from different angles, from neurobiology to yoga… Continue reading How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships
Yoga and ayurveda are both Eastern approaches towards life, with the purpose to find balance in body and mind. How exactly are yoga and ayurveda related, and how can you develop a personal yoga practice for a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life?
Yoga is a way of self-care that helps you to find balance in your life. In this blog, you can find some advice for the recovery and prevention of burn-out with the help of yoga.
Positive thinking is one of the five most important points in yoga, that may help you to feel more balanced and happy in your life. This is also the focus of positive psychology, a field emphasizing happiness and well-being. How does a positive diary help you to develop positive thinking and manage your own well-being?
Yoga therapy and conventional mental health care can seamlessly be intertwined. From a yoga perspective, mental well-being can improve much more by changing the entire system than just a specific part of it. Moreover, making gradual changes to develop a healthy an balanced lifestyle can be beneficial to everyone. Yoga teachers, clinicians, researchers, and anyone else who is interested: what do you think?