Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and Yoga Therapeutics teacher in Brooklyn (OTR/L, E- RYT).
She is also the co-founder of Baby Om, yoga for mothers and babies.Learn More
“STARFISH” by Eleanor Lerman This is what life does. It lets you walk up to the store to buy breakfast and the paper, on a stiff knee. It lets you choose the way you have your eggs, your coffee. Then it sits a fisherman down beside you at the counter who say, Last night, the [...]
It has been a tough few weeks for us New Yorker’s. The damage from the hurricane was profound and the resulting trauma will linger – weeks for the lucky ones and forever for others. Lives ended, homes and property were destroyed and people suffered. Community support has been tremendous and resources continue to emerge for [...]
Over the weekend Sarah Perron and I taught a Baby Om Teacher Training in Brooklyn, and due to the subject matter (post partum yoga), I was reminded once again of the importance of strengthening the pelvic floor. In yoga terminology this action is called Mula Bandha or “root lock” and is associated with the action [...]
The fall is here and the summer has departed. I keep reading how fall is a time for renewal but I feel unprepared, and find myself wanting to retain the sweetness of the previous season – do the sunshine, watermelon and smells of sunscreen and cut grass really have to end? Sigh, I suppose so [...]
The following is an abridged power point excerpt from a lecture I heard in Chicago in June. It is specifically about SCI but can be extrapolated to other serious life altering events as well such as CVA, Burns and TBI to name a few. Facilitating Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury: The Power of the Team [...]
Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.
Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.
Baby Om is a dynamic book, with easy-to-follow, fun yoga programmes specially designed for new mothers and their babies.