It’s always a joy and a pleasure to catch up with Snata […]… Read More
What an accomplishment! Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, Pathways to a Centered Body is must read for yoga students and teachers seeking the understand the body’s most mysterious muscle, the psoas. With clarity, gentleness and thoroughness, Donna Farhi and Leila Stark illuminate the psoas muscle’s central role in core stability, breathing, and functional movement. Farhi […]… Read More
It’s over a month now that Michael Stone is gone. What a strange word that is: gone. Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond… Read More
Dissatisfaction, discontentment, and out-and-out unhappiness are a surprisingly ubiquitous feature of modern life. Mental health issues are a growing public health concern, rates of stress, anxiety and depression are rising sharply among the UK’s teenage girls and the United States has become 5% unhappier over the past 10 years.
All this comes despite the fact that, objectively speaking, modern humans in wealthy countries are probably some of the luckiest people that have ever lived. There are also myriad self-help books, wellness gurus, and “Five Ways to Find Happiness” listicles crowding our cultural landscape. So why do we find it so hard to find a solution to our unhappiness, and is information overload part of the problem?
Finding the Cause
There are many theo… Read More
Managing a love-hate relationship with wheel pose Wheel was always one of the poses that came easily to me in yoga. Despite my internally rotated hips limiting me in hip openers, I could do wheel and I could go as high as I wanted. However, as my yoga practice progressed through the years, I began […]… Read More
In the wake of the recent domestic terrorism attack in Charlottesville, many are wondering what can be done to fight oppression. Oppression and systemic racism have always had a strong hold on our nation, but with the circus that is the current presidency, blatant racism is on the rise…. Read More
By Andy Macia
“I will breathe
I will think of solutions
I will not let my worry control me
I will not let my stress level break me
I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit”
– Shayne McClendon
Managing stress has been a bit harder for me. I was an alcohol addict for many, many years, so for quite some time, stress meant reaching out for a bottle to drown my sorrows; my addicted self just did not care for absolutely anything else in my life. If I had any other issues, they would be taken care of by the next drink.
And just to be clear, a bottle or a drink is most surely not a healthy stress management tip. And you don’t even need to be a professional to figure it out.
Nevertheless, after… Read More
Many people have heard that yoga reduces stress, but there’s real science behind it. Of course, any time you increase the heart rate (like with a few chaturangas), your body releases endorphins, which is the driving force behind that famed “runner’s high and a natural stress reducer. However, yoga taps into stress relief on a […]… Read More
Spirit Voyage had the pleasure of recently catching up […]… Read More
Have you ever wondered what will improve your sport performance or prevent sport-related injuries? Doing more of our desired activity may seem like the obvious answer. For example, if we want to improve performance in swimming or running, then to do more swimming or running would improve our performance in both respectively. However, while that […]… Read More