New on YouTube this week: Claire talks to Lu Blue, founder of Sober Yoga, about how yoga and mindfulness can support sobriety and recovery from addition.
Lu found their way to yoga in 2001 and noticed the huge benefits of yoga as a body-based approach to healing, that became incredibly impactful in their own recovery from addiction. Now Lu helps people in sobriety use yoga and mindfulness to break through the sober plateau.
As well as teaching yoga, Lu is a Horticulturalist and Garden Designer. They believe that the elements of nature and our environment are intrinsic to embodiment through movement, and experiencing the felt sense to support healing and recovery.
Lu’s approach is a combination of yoga, mindfulness, breath and somatic practices that fully support healing, resilience and familiarity in the body, ease and regulation in the nervous system, a sense of calm and safety, and feeling connected to one’s own body.
Lu also has a special interest in working with individuals with nonconforming identities of sex, gender and sexuality.
I always enjoy chatting to Lu about their perspective on the contemporary yoga scene: the parts of it that are helpful and the parts that can be toxic.