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COVID-19 related class cancelations

All indoor yoga classes are canceled for at least the next 2-3 months because of increasing risk of spreading COVID-19.———————————————After today’s briefing from the CDC I’ve canceled all upcoming workshops and classes planned for indoor spaces. When warmer weather arrives in a month or so events at the Japanese Gardens and various parks around Olympia
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How unprocessed trauma is stored in the body

“I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience — like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry. It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.” https://medium.com/@biobeats/how-unprocessed-trauma-is-stored-in-the-body-10222a76cbad

The Other Side Of Paradise

“This dream of peace and wellbeing, happiness and contentment, mental health and emotional clarity,” says Ingram, “[doesn’t recognise] that some reasonable proportion of people will also be catapulted into full-on, deep-end spiritual development by crossing what the Buddhist tradition I come from calls the ‘Arising and Passing Away’ stage. And then they’re off and running
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A Positive Trend

“The use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors in the past 12 months among U.S. adults increased from 2012 to 2017. Of these, yoga and meditation had the largest percentage-point change. Women were more likely than men to use yoga, meditation, and chiropractors. Additionally, the use among non-Hispanic white adults was generally higher than among Hispanic
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How Yoga Calms Anxiety Holistically

 “Many in the medical community have had a bias toward medication, because until recently that’s what was most well studied,” says Jennifer Griffin, MD, an integrative medicine physician at the Institute for Health & Healing Clinic at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in San Francisco. “But attitudes are changing. Some of my patients struggle with anxiety,
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How Improvisation Changes the Brain

“During improvisation, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreased in activity and the medial prefrontal cortex increased. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is like your inner critic; it’s that voice in your head that says, “Don’t say that” or “What will happen if you’re wrong?” On the other hand, the medial prefrontal cortex is associated with language and
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