Psychotherapy and Yoga—Use your head and follow your heart!

Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference

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This is a great issue, featuring articles by @John Kepner, Steffany MoonazMatthew Taylor, and many others, including my review on page 10 of the Integrative Healthcare Symp

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Welcome to a showcase of broad yet profound work by a diverse group of yoga therapy professionals! In this issue you’ll find well-considered explorations of several key issues facing the field as we continue to establish ourselves in both complementary and allopathic settings, plus reports on IAYT’s…

Addicted to Love

Sex, Love and the Brain By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT There’s a saying in neuroscience, “neurons that fire together wire together.” You might wonder what that has to do with sex and love, but attraction starts out in the brain, which is probably not the first place you think about when you think about sex… Continue Reading


Psychotherapy East and West

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and yoga therapist in New York City, I work with a wide variety of diverse individuals—a kind of smorgasbord of humanity of all different ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds—and I love it. I love how we, despite our uniqueness, are still connected. I am also a member of the Chinese American… Continue Reading



  A few days ago, my friend Anita was stalked and menaced in New York’s Union Square Station. Union Square was a familiar stop, but she had travelled on a different train than usual and didn’t know exactly where the stairs, the exits and entrances, were located on the new train’s platform. She walked along… Continue Reading


Day 3, Integrative Health Care.

Today was the third and last day of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium–I miss the meetings and the people I hung out with. I’m also glad to have nothing to do, nowhere to go. Sometime in the next week or so I intend to review my notes and the many handouts to frame a list of… Continue Reading