Yoga and Internal Family Systems Therapy

Already Whole Yogic philosophy states that you are already whole and deeply connected to the world around you.  To engage in yoga does not make you more complete, rather the practice invites you to see past illusions and remove obstacles … Continue reading

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Book

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga Pre-Order Now Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Trauma recovery is as much about healing the body as it is the mind. Yet, so often, the focus of healing involves retelling the story of the past … Continue reading

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga

A Sacred Pilgrimage Healing from trauma invites you to befriend your body; and this needs to occur at a pace that honors your unique needs. Initially, this involves developing the resources to handle challenging emotions, disturbing symptoms, and distressing memories. … Continue reading

Vagus Nerve Yoga-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

A Mind-Body Approach to Wellness The vagus nerve plays a central role in your emotional and physical health. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem down into your stomach and intestines, enervating your heart and lungs, and connecting your throat … Continue reading

Yoga for Chronic Pain-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Based on the Principles of Therapeutic Yoga This post is part-two of a series on therapeutic yoga for chronic pain. Part-one provided the science behind the mind-body-pain connection and explored the role of the brain in pain, how trauma exacerbates chronic … Continue reading

Letting Go-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Going Back Home Going home is complicated. Preparing for my trip home I felt familiar emotions, a mix of gladness and worry. Will I be seduced by my memories of who I once was? My young heart once ached for … Continue reading

Trauma Legacies and Transgenerational Healing-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

A Personal Healing Journey When I was pregnant with my first child I felt the stirrings of the past burgeoning under the surface, calling for my attention. I could no longer ignore the pit of anxiety that I had carried … Continue reading

Yoga for Trauma Recovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Healing PTSD with Yoga Yoga saved her life. Six months before her wedding she travelled to South America with her parents; without warning her mother had a heart attack and died in her arms. Coming home, she attempted to re-engage … Continue reading