Depression as a Gateway

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I decided to delve further into the subject of depression after reading that it is the leading cause of disability among Americans aged 15-44.3 and affects 15 million Americans (6.7% of the population) 18 and older in a given year (1). It’s no surprise that I come across it regularly in my practice. Let me preface by saying that I …

The Energetics of Menstruation & Why it Matters

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The subject of this month’s blog had its genesis 15 years ago when I began my practice of yoga. Over the years, I have heard some teachers advise against inversions (downward facing dog, bridge, plow, wheel, shoulder/hand/head stands, etc.) during menstruation yet others never mention it. I thought I would seek some philosophical principles and professional opinions on the matter …