Managing Stress Through Yoga: An Online Course Created by Alison Baxter Herlihy

Managing Stress Through Yoga: An Online Course Created by Alison Baxter Herlihy

Alison is a family lawyer by day, but one of her biggest passions is practicing and teaching yoga! She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for 5 years, and just recently became a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, which is the highest level of training available for a yoga instructor.

Stress is an epidemic in the United States and lawyers have some of the highest rates of stress of any profession. With family law, the stakes are high because you are fighting for your client’s livelihoods and the well-being of their children. Experiencing a divorce or family law issue yourself can be one of the most stressful life changes there is. Yoga practice, both on an off your yoga mat, has been proven time and again to be effective in managing and coping with stress.

Responding to this need and a desire to help others is what motivated Alison to create her online course, Managing Stress through Yoga. It is a four-week course that combines readings, practices of journaling, mindfulness and meditation, and four 60-minute yoga practices you can do in the privacy of your own home.

For more information and to enroll in Alison’s online course, Managing Stress Through Yoga, click here:



Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Stress

Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Stress

Divorce brings with it many negative emotions. Many of these emotions usually cause stress that will interfere in our ability to function from day to day. Research says that the biggest favor you can do yourself is to learn how to relax. You just need to let go of the stress and let everything fall into place. Focus more on keeping yourself active, healthy and moving forward instead of staying stuck. Below are 5 tips that will help deal with divorce stress.

Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Stress

1. Make sure you pay attention to your personal needs

It’s always best to find a group, close friend or someone that you can talk to about everyday problems. It’s healthy to be able to do that and let go of certain negative feelings.


2.Keep yourself physically fit

Being active is a good way to reduce stress. Whether its yoga, spin class, boxing, any type of exercise will help reduce stress and let out built up anger. It will also though make you feel better about yourself anyways.

3. Make time for some fun

Regarding any situation that someone is in, there should always be time for fun. Going out with friends, family, whoever will always make you happy. Everyone deserves to have fun and let go of what has held them back enjoying life.

4.Change any expectations you have

Let go of what you feel the outcome should be and learn to accept what could possibly happen. Overall just let go of feeling like you can control every aspect of the situation.

5. Let go and move on

Take the time needed to heal from the divorce and all feelings that are still around. Its important to take that time to heal so when you are ready to move on everything is behind and you are ready to start that new journey in your life.