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About emotionalyoga

Daralyse Lyons is a Certified Yoga Instructor. She received her Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Education Institute (a Registered Yoga Alliance School). She has also been trained in Advanced Level EFT. Her work has been published in From the Inside Out, Yoga Chicago, Complete Yoga, International Association of Yoga Therapists, and Yogi Times Magazines. As a practitioner, she works with individuals, couples, and groups to help people transform themselves and their lives.

Relationships

Relationships are essential. It is through our connections with others, both past and present, that we are able to find ourselves. If you look back over your own personal relationship history, you can assess your values, determine your goals, reveal … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

I love the following article! While it isn’t exactly related to Emotional Yoga, it does over invaluable insight regarding how to heal emotional and self-destructive eating patterns. See Karly Randolph Pitman’s 2012 article “How Attachment Can Heal Overeating. For Good” … Continue reading

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The Pose Poll

This morning, on a whim, I decided to take a poll of my yoga-loving friends to see what their favorite yoga postures and least favorite yoga postures are. Knowing that yoga is an intensely personal, intensely subjective experience, the purpose … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

I’m not too proud to ask for help. In fact, I firmly believe that those adept at caring for others often neglect their own need to receive healing. As I have recovered from a once-unrelenting eating disorder, I’ve learned that … Continue reading

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Hormones

I apologize in advance to my male readers for discussing a topic that is so decidedly female, so entirely estrogen-focused. Yes, I’m referring to periods. Stop. End of sentence. If you’re male or post-menopausal this blog post won’t apply to … Continue reading

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Standing Salute

Begin by standing on your yoga mat with your feet about hips’ width apart. Root down through the inner edges of your feet as you raise both arms towards the sky, pressing the palms together.  Look upwards as you reach … Continue reading

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Reclined Cobbler’s Pose

Shay didn’t trust anyone. She didn’t trust her parents, her boyfriend, or her boss. She especially didn’t trust herself. “I’m a pathological liar,” she confessed. “I tell people what I think they want to hear so that they’ll like me.” … Continue reading

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Frog Pose

She’d been sexually abused since the age of five and was terrified of men. Not that you’d know it from the seductive way she dressed or her overtly flirtatious ways; but, Simone was shut down. “I don’t say no anymore … Continue reading

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Shavasana

Corpse Pose. The name itself denotes death. So why the surprise when, lying on her back, April felt a sinking sensation sweep through her body? Her loss overwhelmed her. “I don’t want anyone else to die,” her tears came slowly … Continue reading

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The Neck: Let’s Look At It

The neck. Such a small segment of our bodies and, yet, it is responsible for so much. With it, we can look around. We can gaze upwards towards the beautiful blue sky, cast our eyes downward towards the ground, turn … Continue reading

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