Surfing, yoga and treating PTSD

We’ve highlighted the beneficial treatment that yoga can provide in regards to PTSD. We’ll assume it is one of those topics that just makes sense to you (since you’re reading this blog). We’ve also talked about the similarities between yoga and surfing, and so we’ll point you to this NPR story about the benefits of … Continue reading Surfing, yoga and treating PTSD

The media keep figuring it out: Yoga helps veterans with PTSD

We’ve passed on a few of the times that mainstream media picks up the story that yoga can help veterans with PTSD as they heal from their wounds. The latest — and maybe the biggest — came earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times. Here’s the story from San Diego: Army 1st Sgt. Chris … Continue reading The media keep figuring it out: Yoga helps veterans with PTSD

Yoga as therapy for PTSD and prisoners

A great quote highlights a story this week on PRI’s The World about yoga’s use in treating PTSD: “I thought it was a joke,” said Vietnam veteran Paul Gryzwinski. “And I remembered actually laughing out loud and they said no we’re really not kidding you’re going to be going to yoga.” The focus of the piece, … Continue reading Yoga as therapy for PTSD and prisoners

Combining yoga and surfing for a tristana of benefits

I know it probably has to do with the 74 degree water here in Southern California lately, but I’ve been surfing a lot more than usual — at the expense of morning yoga practice. As far as I can tell, though, that’s totally OK. You can choose to parse yoga’s benefits however you want. I … Continue reading Combining yoga and surfing for a tristana of benefits

How yoga helps veterans

It’s Veterans Day here in the U.S., so to a thanks for those who did their duty, here’s a quick rundown of stories and organizations focused on the benefits of yoga for veterans. (It’s a topic we’ve covered a bit.) Former Marine finds piece through yoga Veterans Yoga Project Wounded vets turn to yoga for … Continue reading How yoga helps veterans

Don’t stress out: How yoga can save millions of dollars — maybe

We’re all familiar with how yoga can save us from the endless cycle of rebirth and get us to samadhi. Every given thought to whether yoga could save millions of dollars — especially for the government? That’s the topic of a piece online at Forbes that ties together the growing amount of research into yoga’s positive … Continue reading Don’t stress out: How yoga can save millions of dollars — maybe

Encinitas schools, Jois Foundation respond to parent criticism

After a couple of weeks of what you could call silence, the superintendent of the Encinitas Union School District and the CEO of the Jois Foundation have responded to the charges by some parents that the district’s Ashtanga-based yoga program violated the separation of church and state by being religious. You can see the whole … Continue reading Encinitas schools, Jois Foundation respond to parent criticism