You are Not Broken: The Wise Intelligence of Anxiety

A few times a year anxiety sends my mind into a death spiral. I wake in the middle of the night with my stomach clenched like an angry fist. Thoughts race from zero to catastrophe and I am convinced that social interactions will only result in total alienation. By the...

Unearthing the Roots of Suffering

Many of us live in a culture that resists a quiet inward orientation. Our senses are constantly lured outward with flashy images, sound bites and all manner of entertainment, expressly designed to capture and keep our attention. It’s intoxicating and another example...

Psychology and Mental Health Online – March 7, 2022

A course on “Psychology and Mental Health” will be hosted by Yogaville Online from March 7 – April 16, 2022. The program will be taught by Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT 200, YACEP, C-IAYT. Both psychology and Yoga can aid in developing deeper personal...

A Spiritual Formula for Meeting Overwhelming Challenges

Most of you will probably recognize the following prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. As you read it, let the words enter your heart. Take a moment to reflect on how you could apply it both outwardly to others and inwardly toward yourself. Prayer of Saint Francis of...

Be As You Are: It Could Not Be Otherwise

Here is my radical proposition: All attempts at growth motivated by disguised self-hatred ultimately fail, and often cause harm. Being “good enough” is only a thought, a mental construct. Nobody can be “good enough,” because that’s just a thought. If we imagine some...

How Yoga Finally Helped Me Love My Body

Like so many, I’ve struggled with body image issues since my teenage years. I’ve been underweight, a healthy weight, obese and overweight. I’ve dieted, restricted, binged, purged, detoxed and excessively exercised. I’ve hidden my body with baggy clothes and caked...