Conversations from the Mat
By Mary Lynn Fitton. Founder, The Art of Yoga Project
It was the day before Thanksgiving at San Mateo County’s Camp Kemp Juvenile detention facility. Holidays are always an especially rough time for girls locked up away from family and friends. At The Art of Yoga Project (AYP), we not only hold yoga and art classes on holidays, we try to think of special ways to inspire the girls. We decided a movie showing would be just the thing. And not just any movie, but one which they could personally relate to and see themselves in a new, hopeful light. Read On....
I think one of the main benefits of yoga is being more at home in our own skin. Whether we’re a large person or very slight and through the seasons of our lives, this body is our particular garden to take care of. Then we start to have more respect and therefore more embodied dignity in the body. Rather than treating it like an object and comparing it to the ideal that we see in glamour magazines.
- YOGA BENEFITS: YOGA STRENGTHENS THE BODY
- Yoga and Cancer Part 1 by Linda Sparrowe
- Yoga for People Who Are Overweight or Obese By LAURA MCMULLEN
- Easy Yoga Poses for Someone with Mesothelioma by Faith Franz
- How Yoga Changed My Mind (And My Relationship to My Body) By Melanie Klein
- Teaching Yoga to Someone with Cancer: Is it Different? by Tari Prinster
- The Changing Face of Yoga by Alice G Walton
- Musings on Aging and Yoga by Anne O'Brien
- Top Five Yoga Poses to Halt Headaches by Rebecca Bardell
- Your Brain on Yoga: How to Kick Bad Habits and Foster Better Ones. Interview with Dr. Timothy McCall