Mindfulness and yoga for grief and PTSD

Mindfulness and yoga for grief and PTSD

These days, I’m dancing between self-preservation and expansion. I’m riding waves of grief and PTSD. So much is unknown, yet so much is known about how I’m feeling, because only my unique inner wisdom reveals my personal truth. It’s up to me to cultivate space for those answers to reveal. It’s the magic roadmap available … Read More

Cyndi Roberts Fox CT Mommy Minute with Sarah Cody

Cyndi Roberts on Fox 61 CT's Mommy Minute with Sarah Cody

In this short clip, Fox CT’s Sarah Cody and I discuss how I used yoga and meditation (among other tools) to reclaim my health after a 12 year battle with depression, anxiety and a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder. Now the mom of a nearly 3 year old, my yoga and meditation practices are more important … Read More

Cyndi Roberts NBC Connecticut – Live With Kerri-Lee Mayland

Cyndi Roberts NBC Connecticut - Live with Kerri-Lee Mayland

The yoga shown in this video is stock footage from NBC and not representative of the yoga that I teach. What I do is not “exercise” yoga. It doesn’t take place in a heated room, in a group class setting and is not strenuous, as depicted in the stock footage here. In this short clip, … Read More

Live the life of your dreams… it’s up to you.

On the brink of death, I discovered life

These are just some of the medications I had the privilege of throwing away on January 2, 2010. I had just completed a safe and lengthy detox supervised by a qualified doctor. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder at the age of 18 and put on prescription medication. I soon began to … Read More

A Simple Breathing Exercise For Anxiety

Simple Breathing Exercise For Axiety

Alternate Nostril Breathing, also known as Nadi Shodana, is a simple breathing exercise (or pranayama) that is helpful for relaxation and balancing the left and right sides of the brain. It creates equal balance in both nostrils, which helps calm the nervous system, easing anxiety. This pranayama helps you ground and center when feeling disconnected. … Read More

Two Natural Ways To Ease Depression And Reduce Anxiety

Two Natural Ways To Ease Depression And Reduce Anxiety

The hard truth is that it didn’t happen overnight, and I didn’t ease anxiety in the blink of an eye. It took many moments of hard work and presence to move forward. The more I practiced, the more I realized that I wouldn’t even talk to a stranger as cruelly as I talked to myself.

Remembering Why I Practice: Not Giving In To Ego Yoga And Yoga Narcissism

Remembering Why I Practice: Not Giving In To Ego Yoga And Yoga Narcissism

I would pick up a yoga magazine, looking for new information and inspiration. I’d admire the cover model, gracefully posed with the most stylish, trendy outfit and a smile on her face, making it all look so easy. I would flip open the magazine and see mostly women, in colorful, tight clothes, striking super-bendy poses, … Read More

Why I Practice Yoga…

Why I Practice Yoga - Cyndi Roberts Yoga - Hartford, CT

I practice yoga to find my roots, to connect to the gifts and joys of being human, and to shed all that is inconsequential and trivial. The mad, mad world quiets as my ocean breath guides me inward: teaching, sharing, opening, softening, letting go, surrendering, discovering, soothing, and dispelling illusion. I become a mindful witness … Read More

Elephant Journal Blog: Finding Relief In Yoga, Not In Milkshakes

Finding Relief in Yoga, Not in Milkshakes - Cyndi Roberts

This blog was originally published on Elephant Journal on 12.20.13. “Finding Relief in Yoga, Not in Milkshakes” is about one of the many important realizations I had in yoga classes, and how the practice has helped me connect the dots of past decisions and behaviors (and their consequences) and move past them to a healthy, … Read More