Yoga for calming (very simple poses can help greatly)

Many of us who have withdrawn from either benzodiazepines or SSRI antidepressants, both, have to deal with heart palpitations and other often quite distressing heart symptoms as an iatrogenic injury that accompanies withdrawal syndrome. I noticed early on that for my trauma and psychiatric drug withdrawal induced tachycardia that yoga really helped minimize its horrors. It's not a cure all but it sure as heck helps one get through when things are rough as well as perhaps creating a foundation for long-term healing. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Prison Yoga Project

A prisoner says about yoga, "it's ironic that I found what I was looking for in San Quentin." James Fox, founder and director of Prison Yoga Project, tells the story of Prison Yoga Project. How he started teaching at San Quentin, the scope of the problem, the struggles all prisoners have with violence and addiction. The transformative value of yoga and mindfulness for prisoners and the public. … [click on title to read and view more]

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