One of the leading proponents of yoga for depression has long been Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga and author of "Yoga for Depression." I recently caught up with Amy and talked to her about her work.
In yoga class, you'll often be told to "go deeper" while you're holding a pose. It's a yoga cliché, a lesson that's lost its power. It can be taken literally but that's not always the best idea. So what exactly does it mean?
Yoga teachers often use the word grounded. But what does that really mean? It's a yoga cliche, a phrase that's used so often it's lost some of its punch. And most of us didn't know the definition to begin with.
Yoga is sweeping across the globe at a dazzling speed, as millions turn to yoga not only to exercise, but as an alternative to a spiritual gathering they cannot find in a church, synagogue, mosque or Web site.