Linda Sparrowe is a renowned yoga instructor, and co-author with Patricia Walden of “The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness.” Linda was managing editor of  Yoga Journal for numerous years, and currently leads workshops for yoga teachers on how to teach women who may be facing any number of challenges from body issues to anxiety and depression. In this interview, Linda talks about how yoga can offer valuable tools to help balance moods, and relieve anxiety and depression.

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Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

Pros and Cons of Depression Treatment Options

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Review: Yogic Breathing for Depression

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