Articles Worth Sharing

Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

“Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found that growing up near vegetation is associated with an up to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood. Kristine Engemann, the biologist who led the study, combined decades of satellite imagery with extensive health and demographic data of the Danish population to investigate the mental health effects of growing up near greenery… The strength of the association between green space and risk of psychiatric disorder was similar to other factors known to influence mental health, like socioeconomic status. ”

Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

“Many members of the military now often include yoga — sometimes taught by veterans — as an element of their workout routine, and veterans turn to the practice for therapeutic applications. The Department of Veterans Affairs has successfully used yoga to help treat opioid addiction and post-traumatic stress.”

The Adventure Therapy Cure for Survivors

“When you take former sex-trafficking victims into the wilderness for a few days of roughing it, know this: they’ve seen worse. Florence Williams goes on a trip organized by Atlanta-based She Is Able and learns that one size of adventure therapy does not fit all.”

 

Free Yoga Class Opportunity

Hey curious yogis!

I’m co-teaching a free yoga class on Thursdays at CrossFit Homeward at University Mall in Chapel Hill from 5:30 to 7pm.

The class is a basics class that focuses on alignment and is co-taught with another great teacher, Chris Holt. He finishes each class with an extended yoga nidra meditation that will leave you feeling fully relaxed and in tune with your body!

Hope to see you there!