Kelly McGonigal's "How to Make Stress Your Friend"
Yoga can play a key role in facilitating a new relationship with stress. This talk by Kelly McGonigal explains how reframing stress can play a key role in improving your long-term health.
Amy Cuddy's "Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are"
One way yoga practice can help us to change our inner experience is by exploring new shapes for our body to experience. This talk by Amy Cuddy explores how different postures impact our mood, confidence, and appearance to others.
Nadine Burke Harris' "How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime"
Trauma may show up in many ways. This talk by Nadine Burke Harris discusses how adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) impact our bodies as well as our minds. As yoga instructors are increasing likely to encounter a student with a history of trauma, this video provides some essential background on what current research is teaching us about trauma.
Michael Stone's "Awake in the World"
Yoga is a spiritual practice that teaches us to fully engage in our lives and inspires us to show up in our communities. Michael Stone discusses the importance of practicing yoga and meditation skills and the imperative to use them for social justice and activism in today's world.
Michael Stone's "I Saw You Fall. So I Helped"
Our yoga practice is both for us as individuals, but also for us within our communities. Michael Stone discusses the necessity of including your community in your yogic practice towards spiritual awakening and freedom.
"What Almost Dying Taught Me About Living"
This video explores some of the important differences between health and wellness.