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Every little bit helps when it comes to empowering the nervous system to function optimally. Here are some links to other websites that will complement your wellness journey and get you thinking:

 

Therapeutic Yoga Movement and Pranayama (Breathing) Techniques:                                     Instant Attitude Adjustments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iLTw70zmVM – Breath and body movement led by my Yoga Teacher at Ananda, Gyandev McCord, with a view of Lotus Lake. This five-minute sequence can be done sitting or standing, partially or in it’s entirety for benefits. Moderately invigorating to prepare for stillness or concentration activities, including meditation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeB79eQFjfE – Brahmari or humming breath for relief of anxiety and insomnia. Filmed inside the Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village. Super easy, soothing and calming. Great for hypo-mania onset and general stress release. My Number One Fave! Highly recommended! Kids love it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIsiin8BwVg – Sitkari breath for releasing emotion. This technique is powerful to cool any sense of overheatedness, Pitta dosha derangement, hypo-mania onset and hot flashes experienced by peri-/menopausal women.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeB79eQFjfEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQkz_Jd3Jyo – Great for depression. Use with caution if you experience bipolar I symptoms or rapid cycling.

– These techniques are not ever to be practiced to any point of strain.

 

Nourishment

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2480491/How-drinking-litres-water-day-took-years-face.html – On the importance of maintaining hydration. “Studies show 37 per cent of people mistake thirst for hunger.”

http://kellybroganmd.com/article/two-foods-may-sabotage-brain/ – On the effects of gluten and dairy on psychiatric conditions. Food for thought!

http://www.bipolar-lives.com/bipolar-diet.html#.U5tCwqhRFZ0 – High protein diet to stabilize blood sugar, insulin and mood.

http://www.walnuts.org/health-and-walnuts/nutrition/ -Walnuts as a vegetarian source of protein, anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids with links to recipes and research.

http://www.gaps.me/preview/?page_id=20 – The Gut and Psychology Diet: Digestive health leads to brain health and higher functioning for mental health disorders.

 

Ayurveda and Doshas

http://www.lifespa.com/health-quizzes/body-type-quiz/ – Take the easy Ayurveda Body Type Quiz to determine your current body/mind constitution. Personalized healing can take off and become grounded from there! Also: webinars, supplements, etc.

http://yogahealer.com/free-stuff/ – Cheat sheets and more for your personal wellness evolution. Tongue scrapers, cleanses, classes. Fun stuff.

http://everydayayurveda.org – Ayurveda education and wellness

Yoga Therapy Websites

http://www.iayt.org

http://www.yogatherapyweb.com

http://www.drmccall.com

http://www.restorativeyogateachers.com

http://www.boforbes.com

 

Deep Ecology

http://www.findhorn.org

http://www.bioneers.org

http://www.regenerativedesign.org

 

Also see my Facebook page for more information as it comes in!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Yoga therapy, derived from Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga tradition and the Ayurvedic system of health care, refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges not usually addressed in a group class. Yoga therapy is the practical application of Yoga principles used for people to manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality and improve attitude.

As a Yoga teacher, I recognize that it is my responsibility and privilege to support the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of my students and to uphold the dignity and integrity of the Yoga teachings. I make no exaggerated claims as to the benefit of my transmission of the Yoga teachings. I do not attempt to diagnose a student’s physical, psychological or psychiatric condition. I do not suggest or approve of going against a prescribing physician’s advice.

You are encouraged to ask questions and discuss issues as they arise.

brookewestyoga@gmail.com

Promote your greatest well-being.

AUM

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