I’ve been practicing yoga for more than 5 years now and teaching for almost as long. I love my vinyasa practice and I enjoy a good Kundalini yoga class when I get the chance. I’d heard about Bikram yoga and
Until the 1970s, it was strongly believed in the emerging neuroscientific community that there were two certainties: 1) the brain and its neurons were fixed and could not be modified, and 2) it was impossible for new neurons to manifest.
Most women have heard of postpartum depression, but prenatal depression is surprisingly common as well, affecting as many as 10 to 15 percent of women during pregnancy. Prenatal depression is a little recognized condition, which can lead to numerous immediate
Want to know the secret to longevity? Psychology matters at least as much as biology. Have you ever noticed that in spite of the media blitz urging you to eat veggies and pump weights, some of the most health-conscious people
You know how sometimes you go to a yoga class and leave feeling more centered, energized and whole? And other times you leave feeling more fragmented and discombobulated? Why is that? Certainly, everybody’s response to any given class is highly
Think you’re just exercising your body when you’re at the gym or on your yoga mat? Think again. Neuroscience has proven that yoga and other exercise are just as good for your brain as they are the rest of you.
Most people, me included, are holding onto at least one thing way past its expiration date. It could be a belief, perhaps that your hair is falling out and you are ugly and unlovable as a result, that you can’t
Taking the time to respond to the truths of our bodies and minds in our yoga practice allows us to discover what is uniquely best for each of us, and integrate this wisdom into future practice, writes blogger and yoga
When I am having a rough day—when I feel tired, sad, doubtful, or stressed—I spend time looking up inspirational quotes. I’ve memorized several, pulling them out when need be. These quotes are simple but they can help me turn a
Americans are turning to complementary health approaches more than ever before to reduce pain, improve health and wellbeing, and relieve the side effects of standard medicine. And, yoga is one of the most popular and fastest growing alternative therapies among
Yet another reason to hit your yoga mat to prevent chronic back pain issues! A new epidemiological study indicates that spinal fusion, a common surgical procedure for back pain, puts patients at a 29% greater risk of developing adjacent segment
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.
Sciatica can be excruciatingly painful and can make normal life seem out of reach. The treatments available are expensive and have side effects, but your yoga practice can prevent and alleviate sciatic pain. Steroid shots have side effects and have
A recently published comprehensive review and statistical analysis of all studies available up to 2012 on the use of yoga for low back pain is recommending the use of yoga as a complementary therapy to help lower back pain. The
Can a single yoga pose, held for an average of only 1.5 minutes a day, six days a week reduce scoliosis by an average of 40 percent in as little as six months? This appears to be the implication of