Sunday, March 18, 2012

What Gets in the Way of Change: Forbes Part II

Summary of Bo Forbe's "Yoga for Emotional Balance". Bo is coming to Eyes of the World April 1st.


Forbes describes a “grand canyon -sized gap between knowing what to do and doing it, between mental understanding and the real like experience of change.” So why is this? “The mind-body network constantly patterns and refines our emotional experiences in a particularly powerful way. Whatever we’re aware of it or not, this network uses repetition to strengthen the patterns of anxiety and depression.” p.35

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Live Violin Vinyasa Yoga March 24th!

You're invited to a live violin yoga class by donation at Eyes of the World - proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross in support of tornado survivors.

Sign up online or donate at the door:  www.innerhappiness.com

Saturday March 24th, 8:15 - 9:30 AM

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Yoga for Emotional Balance: A Blog Series

Part of the work I'm doing with the Bulter Hospital research study on healthy living and depression, I recently read Bo Forbes' book "Yoga for Emotional Balance." Bo is also coming to Eyes of the World yoga studio in Providence Rhode Island - so reserve your space while they'er still available!

Here's part one of my summary:

Yoga’s Role in Emotional Balance:
“By working in a body-based realm, we can bypass the mental interference. We can feel rather than think the emotional experiences that heal us.” p. xiii

Bo Forbes writes eloquently, and convincingly, that yoga can allow for emotional release without talk-therapy processing. In her experience, yoga literally bypassed the need for psychotherapy in some situations and most definitely aided the process. However, while Forbes deeply believes in yoga’s power to heal, she promotes a very non-active practice to allow for this emotional release to occur. This doesn’t mean Forbes denies the benefits of active asana, on the contrary, she also teaches vinyasa classes. But within her therapy sessions, she build a model based in restorative yoga as the pathway to emotional balance and health.