Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari of “Lost Connections,” uses his past experience with anxiety, depression, and medications as the catalyst to explore what really works. Hari’s central theme is around disconnection. That when people are challenged by anxiety and depression, it’s not just a faulty chemical imbalance in the brain, it’s something much bigger that we areContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari”

Restorative Yoga + Acupuncture Workshop at Noda Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a practice of stillness and deep relaxation.  In this workshop, we will move through 3 poses as your acupuncturist will select 2-3 acupuncture points based on pulse diagnosis to help your body gently release trapped emotions, leading to a deeper sense of calm and relaxation during the yoga practice. Before changing positions your practitioner will removeContinue reading “Restorative Yoga + Acupuncture Workshop at Noda Yoga”

Books for Adversity

Below you will find a list of books with links to the reviews to help you when you encounter adversity. Rising Strong by Brene Brown Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Relax and Renew byContinue reading “Books for Adversity”

Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle is a book that explores this concept of epigenetics and how we may carry our ancestors stressors and traumas in our genes.  The book does a good job of explaining how this happens and provides someContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn”

Simplify Your Practice

Savasana, the ending resting pose in most yoga classes, can conjure up all sorts of feelings. I would go as far to say that you either love it or hate it. How can one pose create such an emotional reaction? I would guess that those who hate it are challenged by the stillness and struggleContinue reading “Simplify Your Practice”