Yoga Anatomy: 6 Reasons Why the Diaphragm May Be the Coolest Muscle in the Body

I have a small confession to make: I love the study of human anatomy. Always have. It was studying human anatomy and physiology that made me shift my undergraduate degree at Gordon College away from Biology and into Movement Science

The End of an Era: Bikram Verdict Puts Guru in Hot Seat

On Tuesday, a jury unanimously found Hot Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury guilty of sexual harassment, including threats to the victim’s life, and awarded plaintiff Minakshi Jafa-Bodden nearly $6.5 million for damages. This trial is to be followed by six other similar

Yoga Practice Tips: Let’s Redefine 'Advanced Yoga'

In 30 years of teaching, I can’t even begin to relate how many times I’ve heard people say that they can’t do yoga because they’re not flexible. Similarly, I wish I had a dollar for all the times I’ve heard

Prevent Yoga Injuries: Natasha Rizopoulos Video on How to Find Correct Shoulder Alignment in Chaturanga

Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) is one of yoga's more challenging postures, and one of the most common as well. Most people lack the arm strength to do Chaturanga properly right off the bat, and alignment issues are all too common.

Yoga Research: Yoga Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a leading global public health crisis, with the number of adults diagnosed with the condition more than doubling in the past 30 years. A systematic review of controlled yoga trials for adults with Type 2 diabetes

How to Move Beyond the Limitations of Your Body: Tapping Into the Power of BodySensing Yoga

We relate to the world through our concepts of it: our thoughts, our analysis of what we perceive, our memories. Likewise, we relate to our body in the same way: most of us have assembled an idea of our body

General Pain Relief: Yoga Practices for Plantar Fasciitis

The therapeutic benefits of Hatha yoga arise from whole body energetic balancing combined with distinct biomechanical adjustments. In this post we focus on the plantar fascia of the foot and examine the most common cause of heel pain—plantar fasciitis—to see

Yoga for Back Pain: Tips for Maintaining SI Joint Health

I must admit: before I started my Viniyoga teacher training, I’ve never heard of sacrum issues. Sure, I knew what the sacrum was, but my first yoga teacher training program never talked about it, my students never complained about it, I

Top 10 Tips for Increasing Well Being and Happiness: Insights from 2015 Research- Part 2

What did we learn in 2015 about how to improve well-being, stay happy, mindful, and healthy? Here are some of the key findings from research studies. Insight # 6 Older Americans are becoming less happy. American society has undergone significant

New Program Reveals Workplace Yoga Benefits Employees and Companies

At 8:00 am every Friday morning about five women sit quietly on their yoga mats waiting for class to start. Pushed into the next room are hairstylist’s chairs, blow dryers, hair color and other assorted items used in a hair

Free Online Yoga - Practice Online with Leading Yoga Teachers in YogaUOnline's Free 21-Day Yoga Challenge

If fitting in more yoga is one of your longer term goals, here's a nice treat to get you started! Join YogaUOnline's Free 21-Day Yoga Challenge and practice online with leading yoga teachers! Finding time for your practice isn't always easy. Life

How to Prepare for a Healthy Perimenopause with Yoga

Most women think that the changes of menopause begin in the late 40s or early 50s. But in fact, the early changes preceding menopause start as early as 10-15 years before the onset of menopause. This period of life is

Yoga and Wellness News: Ayurvedic Cookies for Cold Winter Days

Ayurveda, India’s health system which evolved alongside yoga, is a proponent of eating a seasonal diet. Balancing our Diet and our Environment We can balance qualities in our environment through our food choices and cooking practices. And when we do,

Yoga in the U.S. Is Growing at a Staggering Rate Study Finds

It’s no news that yoga is growing in popularity, but according to a study, the interest in yoga has grown at a staggering rate over the recent years. From 2012 to 2016, the number of yoga practitioners almost doubled, growing

Top 10 Tips for Increasing Well-being and Happiness - Insights from 2015 Research

What did we learn in 2015 about how to improve well-being, stay happy, mindful, and healthy? Here are some of the key findings from research studies. Insight #1: Experiencing awe makes us, well, awesome. Before this year, there were just