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The Four Yogas - Philosophy that Heals

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

The Four Yogas - Philosophy that Heals

-Yoga Connection Magazine, Winter, 2012 - written by Ena Burrud

Within the scope of Yoga Therapy, yoga philosophy and applied yoga psychology are powerful modes of healing. Sometimes, a sprinkle will do depending on the client, like healing from an injury. But, for addressing depression, anxiety, or abuse, it can be a huge part of the work. All spiritual and religious paths have quintessential texts outlining various ways of thinking and behaving. Among the Yoga texts are the Vedas, the Upanishads and various sutras. However, it is from the Bhagavad Gita (BG) we derive a vital discourse known as the "Four Yogas."

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Yoga Nidra

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

Yoga Nidra

-Yoga Connection Magazine, Summer, 2011 - written by Ena Burrud

Dawn arrives. You flutter your eyes slowly, taking in sounds of birdsong and lawn mowers. Last night's dream is fading into the shafts of sunlight piercing the blinds. You hear the echo, but you cannot get back. You try a shaman's advice to return to the exact sleep position in which you were dreaming, like rabbit ear antennae on an old TV set. You roll over, left leg over right, on your side, face melting Into the cool folds of the pillow and drop into your breath. You manage to sink back to a place that feels familiar, but alas, the dream has turned to fog. You get up and put on a pot of coffee. There is significance in your nightly cinematics. There, you explore your personality, your psychic life, your symbols, and hidden emotions. It is not, however, easy to remember a dream, to explore that fantastic world of the subconscious. Thankfully, there is a yogic process that places us into this unChartered territory at will. It is Yoga Nidra.

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Escaping the Prison of Depression

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Escaping the Prison of Depression

- The Yoga Connection Magazine, Spring, 2011, written by Ena Burrud

The rooms of the mind are expansive.  When we are healthy, we move freely through these spaces, moods, and thoughts like sunlight, shape shifting through the day.  But depression is a prison. Moods are darkened by corners, thoughts and brutal bondage...

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