Ayurvedic Tips for Healthy Skin

“Skin is our first line of protection from the outside, and the reflection of everything going on inside of us.” Pramtima Raichur Ayurveda and Healthy Skin Your skin is the largest organ of the body and requires routine care to look

Yoga Enhances Mood and Well-being for MS Patients Study Shows

As yoga instructors, we have often seen a student’s peaceful smile after practice, but to experience the exhilaration felt by my Yoga Moves MS students is truly inspiring.  Research Shows Benefits of Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis  It is no wonder

Garudasana: How to Spread Your Wings

As gods go, Garuda is gargantuan. When he was first hatched from a giant egg, the half-man, half-eagle’s monstrous size so frightened the other Hindu gods that they implored him to shrink himself, which he happily did. Who knew that

3 Types of Pain in the Butt (and What You Can Do About Them)

Having a literal pain in the butt is not a fun experience; it can make walking, sitting and sleeping difficult and uncomfortable. It is certainly something that one would want gone as soon as possible, yet sometimes we unknowingly exacerbate

Shoulder Anatomy 102: A Beginner’s Guide to the Major Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

Now that you have the general idea of the overall bony structure of the shoulder girdle, let’s start to become familiar with the major groups of muscles involved, beginning with some anatomical terms you often hear in class. Deltoids Deltoids

Yoga In Schools Improves Health Research Shows

A recent survey suggests that roughly 80% of children and adolescents will have some form of psychological problem by age 21. Many of these conditions, like depression and anxiety are rooted in chronic stress. This is one reason why more

Elise's Vibrant Veggie Soup

With the cooler evening temperatures comes the desire for a hearty, healthy and colorful soup. Enjoy this easy-to-prepare vibrant veggie soup recipe from Kale and Chocolate's Elise Museles. This is a sumptuous soup that I created and have passed on to all of

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Enhance Agility to Prevent Fractures

Agility in yoga is the ability to move easily through a series of asana positions while you stay balanced and in control. Some everyday situations that require agility are getting in and out of a car (especially the back seat

Dealing with Stress During Pregnancy - How Yoga Can Help

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it can be a highly stressful time as well. There are fluctuating hormone levels, weight gain, body changes, worry over how everything impacts the developing baby, and then there’s fatigue,

Pelvic Floor Problems in the Adult Athlete: Help for Muscle-Related Pain

I love the changes I’ve seen in our culture over the past 10 or so years. Healthy foods? Regular exercise? Joining gyms, boxes, studios, programs? This has become the norm for many people, and that is so awesome! I love

Yoga for Posture Improvement - Easy Iyengar Yoga Tip with Julie Gudmestad

In today's computer driven culture, more and more people struggle with forward head posture, or text neck as it is also called. Poor posture often leads to neck and shoulder tension, even headaches or migraine. Over the long run, an increasingly

What to Look for in a Yoga Teacher

“How do I find a smart, safe yoga teacher?” This is the question I get most often online and in my clinic. Finding a yoga teacher is much like any other consumer question: caveat emptor (buyer beware). Let’s break this

Research Review Highlights Yoga's Benefits for Arthritis, Back Pain and Other Pain Conditions

A great deal of yoga research has focused on pain syndromes including arthritis, neck and back pain, headaches, and the underlying mechanisms of pain reduction in yoga.  According to a comprehensive review of yoga research published in Complementary Therapies in

Shoulder Anatomy 101: A Yogi's Beginner Guide to the Shoulder Girdle

While you don’t need an in-depth anatomical description of the shoulder girdle, having at least a basic understanding of the structure of your shoulders, as well as a few key alignment principles, will help you work more efficiently and find

The Yoga of Walking

I’ve always loved walking. Back in the 1960s, when most people considered going out for a drive to be a leisurely Sunday activity, my father took us out on walks. Unlike most kids in our neighborhood, my sisters and I