Tense, Tight, Irritable? You Could Suffer from Magnesium Deficiency

According to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, a deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you twice as likely to die as other people. (i) It also accounts for a long list of symptoms and diseases,

Can You Be Addicted to Yoga?

Once an addict, always an addict. Right? In this lifetime, I have been an addict. I have been addicted to cigarettes. I started at 13 to fit in and control my weight and eventually quit 20 years ago to get pregnant, but I still miss them.

Ancestral Voices: Yoga for Transformation and Renewal with Ana Forrest

We like to say we live in a “connected world,” and why not? Long-distance communication once required hand-written letters and months of transit. Now, with the tap of a finger, you can not only talk to a family member halfway

Stabilizing the Sacroiliac Joint: The Piriformis Muscle in Yoga

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then what is an animated video worth? In this yoga blog post we look beneath the skin to see what happens with the piriformis muscle in Reverse Pigeon Pose and provide an overview

Yoga Therapy: Improving Health and Well-being Naturally

Wellness enthusiasts have long known the healing benefits of yoga. However, the popularity of this traditional practice is now growing among today’s mainstream, especially doctors. Today, there is a rise in doctor-prescribed yoga therapy, even among Western-trained doctors. So what

Yoga for Kids: The Yoga Way to Radiance - A Book Review

This year Shakta Khalsa celebrates 40 years of working with yoga and children. She has also released her latest book The Yoga Way To Radiance: How To Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children To Do The Same. “My ultimate

Yoga Pose Primer: Sphinx Pose Tutorial (Salamba Bhujangasana)

Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) is a seemingly simple yoga pose, but there are many important points of alignment in this posture, which many people miss. These points are important, however, because they help prepare your body for more challenging yoga backbends.

4 Reasons for Back Pain and How Yoga Can Help

Back pain may limit your ability to participate in any activity, including yoga. If you injured your back in yoga, why didn’t the person next to you also get hurt? Why do some people heal fast and others do not? Practicing

Practical Pointers: Your Respiratory System is More Than Just a Pair of Lungs

When we inhale, our breath delivers air to our lungs, which extract oxygen for use as fuel. And when we exhale, we release carbon dioxide, a waste product delivered to our lungs from our bloodstream for removal. To make this

Yoga Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children

As any parent or teacher will tell you, nurturing children in a mindful way, and giving them the structure they need to thrive is a big job. When it comes to children on the autism spectrum, the scope and intensity

How to Minimize the Risk of Falling

About a month ago I got this text message from my yoga student: “Can’t do yoga tomorrow. Fell again. Gouged arm bad. Stitches. OK now. Doc said lay off few days.” After further exchange I found out that she had

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Kale

Holiday entertaining? Get creative ~ add your own culinary touch to everyone's favorite fried rice, this version brought to you by Kale and Chocolate's Elise Museles. This recipe is filled with all the flavors of traditional fried rice but with a nutritional twist—cauliflower

Ayurveda for Kids: How Your Child's Brain-Body Type Affects Your Parenting Choices

In this interview, Dr. Robert Keith Wallace and Dr. Fred Travis - authors of Dharma Parenting -  discuss how Ayurvedic mind-body type relates to parenting. Discovering your child's brain-body type, they explain, can help you understand your child better and

5 Chair Poses for Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is an essential tool for pregnant women who are interested in natural means for staying healthy and preparing for birth. Practicing yoga during pregnancy alleviates some common pregnancy discomforts. As Marie Mongan, author of the book HypnoBirthing, says,

Ayurvedic Tips and Tricks to Manage Meltdowns

You are out buying groceries and your toddler decides to have a full-blown tantrum right there in the middle of the store, complete with hysterical crying, pouty face, and flaying arms and legs. What is a parent to do in