How a Yoga Practice Can Improve Your Mental Health

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By Jenna Kauffman, Psy.D. and yoga instructor When we hear the word “yoga” in the West we tend to think about the postural practice, or asana. Traditionally however, the yoga practice includes tenets and moral precepts to live by (yamas and niyamas), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), and concentration (dharana)–predating most modern yoga postures practiced […]

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