Part Four of our Four-Part Series on Yoga for Mental Health
Yoga therapy is being used as a tool in mental health clinics and hospitals across the country. Laura Edoff joins us on The Yoga Pro Podcast for part four in our series to chat about how important yoga philosophy is in helping clients with mental health challenges.
Laura has been studying and practicing yoga since 2008, and teaching since 2012 in private, studio, corporate, university, and clinical settings. She has a Master’s of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and is a C-IAYT through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
-Laura’s yoga journey
-What inspired her to become a yoga therapist
-Overcoming negative misconceptions yoga in mental health
-Why we should stop chasing “feeling good”
-How using different aspects of yoga is important for mental health
-Using philosophy as the foundation of how to apply yoga practices
-Accessible language when working with mental health patients
-Common Yamas and Niyamas that come up in mental health space
-Laura talks about working as a yoga therapist in a mental health hospital setting
-Bridging the gap between speaking to yoga peers and medical professionals
-Laura’s advice to anyone who wants to work in a clinical setting
-Interoception as a tool for connecting the mind and body
-Laura talks about the most rewarding aspect of working with this population
-Yoga philosophy as a life practice
Connect with Laura:
International Association of Yoga Therapists website
Connect with Pamela:
Clubhouse and Greenroom: @pamelacrane
Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.