Anatomy of Breathing - Benefits of Deepening Your Breath

Attention to breathing synchronizes many of the functions of the body. Our breath flows as life-giving oxygen into the blood, which carries it to every part of the body, where it provides a critical part of energy production in cells.

Yes is a World - Change Your Narrative, Change Your Future

“If a universe can be imagined, it exists.” ~ Professor M. R. Franks “There are hundreds of different radio waves being broadcast all around you from distant stations. At any given instant, your office or car or living room is full

What Makes a Good Yoga Study? Some of the Basics

People often ask me what makes a good yoga study. The short answer is, it’s complicated. If good yoga research were simple, we’d all be doing it. Here are the fundamentals that all yoga teachers, students and yoga therapists should

Deepen Your Yoga Practice: Refining Alignment in Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose, or Trikonasana in Sanskrit, is a regular part of many yoga practices, from Hatha to Iyengar to Anusara and Ashtanga yoga. Whatever style you practice, Trikonasana is a powerful yoga posture that will help to open the chest

The Hip Joint in Yoga Asanas–How Individual Differences Affect Your Practice

In this interview, renowned yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater reflects on important anatomical differences of the hip joint and how they affect our yoga practice. It’s important to stop thinking that hip-opening is somehow the Mecca of deepening yoga postures,

Yoga Alliance Makes Significant Updates to Distance and Continuing Ed Standards

Yoga Alliance recently made some significant updates to its continuing education standards for yoga teachers, which became effective January 1, 2015.  While the changes may appear small on the surface, they are likely to have a considerable positive impact on

How to Turn Worry into Wisdom by Admitting What You Don’t Know

“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.” ~Tom Petty There was once a wise farmer who had tended his farm for many years. One day his horse unexpectedly ran away into the mountains. Upon hearing the news, the farmer’s

Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might use music to distract yourself from painful