“Anxiety separates you—it makes your neighbor seem like the other. It makes you build walls instead of bridges," says Pransky. "But when we meet ourselves with care, warmth, and presence, we can change our neurology. We release oxytocin, the hormone of love and connection. Our anxiety is not a personality trait. Neither is our connectivity. Yet the more we practice the latter, the better we get that feeling of love and connection."Read More
By: Jennifer D’Angelo Friedman
After years of practice, does Triangle still stress you out? Or, can you hold Handstand but wobble in Warrior I? Here, 7 top teachers share the relatively easy poses that they’re still trying to master—plus tips to make them a little less frustrating.
In this hectic technological age, restorative yoga is a bountiful vehicle for easing tension and bringing forth a profound sense of calm. Try this deeply relaxing sequence, paired with introspective journaling, to get present and comfortable on and off your mat.Read More
By: Jillian Pransky
Creating space is different from “letting things go.” I once believed that I needed to let go of certain things, because I thought the stuff I was holding on to must be “bad” parts of me. That perspective reinforced the idea that I had to get rid of something or I wouldn’t be okay. It felt like a little war was going on inside me.
By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
Medically Reviewed by Allison Young, MD
Everyday Health sat down with Pransky to talk about deep listening as a tool for coping with chronic, toxic stress.
By: Jillian Pransky
Today, it is amazing to see this healing practice being offered everywhere, from yoga studios to athletic trainings, from hospitals to corporate environments, while popular magazines feature restorative practices. Restorative yoga is the new power yoga.
By: GMA Wellness
"Good Morning America" turned to two experts for tips on how to relax while you're at work.The good news is that relaxation doesn't mean you have to lay down on a couch or take a nap, two things that would turn heads in the office.
I learned to forgive, to relax, to keep my heart open when I wanted to close it, and mostly to love myself. All this, for me, was pretty crazy stuff.
By: Kalia Kelmenson
It’s so easy to get pulled into our head, to analyze and criticize, to figure it out and make it happen. Spending all of our time in our heads, however, can leave us disconnected with our heart. Spend some time this season reacquainting yourself with the whispers of your heart.
by Jillian Pransky
In resolution setting, we tend to disregard the essential wisdom that the journey of yoga is not one of “fixing” ourselves, but rather one of reconnecting with our inherently exquisite selves—our wholeness.