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iRest® Yoga Nidra

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

Feeling Your Life: iRest® Yoga Nidra

-Yoga Connection Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013 - written by Ena Burrud

On a rainy day last September, I sat across from a psychotherapist on a carpeted floor at Kripalu. Both of us were in a training, studying a form of yoga nidra called iRest. Facing each other, my eyes closed, he skillfully led me into deep relaxation with his own techniques and the ones we were learning in our training that day. I made my intention, and began to talk about rising feelings and sensations. Then, my stomach knotted. I was shocked to hear myself say, "I feel like I need to remove my stomach for a minute".

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The Character of Dosha

Written by Ena Burrud. Posted in Press

The Character of Dosha

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

The dramatic irony of yoga is that we seek to identify with ourselves knowing ultimately, this path leads to letting it all go. We yearn to express our uniqueness. Yet, difference is baffling. For example, your sister is giggly, but your brother is serious. Your wife is dynamic and your son is quite shy. So, our approach to how we connect with each personality must vary to be effective. That's why you may choose to rehearse an upcoming conversation with your boss, but wing your presentation to a colleague.

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The Four Yogas - Philosophy that Heals

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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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