45 Reasons I love Yoga & Why You Will Too

We hope this light-hearted piece from writer and teacher, Susanna Barkataki, will ignite your commitment to practice in 2017! As a mentor teacher, my intention is to create a fun, safe and sacred space where people can learn how to let go

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.

Yes Men Can Have Pelvic Pain Too

Confession: I treat men for pelvic floor propblems. Lots of them. Seriously, I think my schedule is often about 30% men. This shouldn’t have to be a confession. You shouldn’t be surprised by this, but you possibly are. I mean, my

Understanding Your Sciatic Nerve Pain

Oh my sciatica! A common form of leg pain, sciatica, has become a general term used to describe any type of discomfort or neurological symptoms, including sharp pain, throbbing, burning, tingling, weakness and numbness, felt along the sciatic nerve. However, the

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

We're inspired to experiment with ALL the versions of these yummy, healthy truffles brought to you by Kale & Chocolate's Elise Museles. From my cocoa dusted kitchen to yours, you’re going to love my double ‘thumbs up’ family-approved decadent chocolate truffle. Loaded with antioxidants

Online Yoga Tutorial: Power Up Your Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II

In this free online yoga tutorial, learn how to lengthen the side body in Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) to increase the space between the ribcage and the pelvis and make more room for the diaphragm and the abdominal organs. The

5 Reasons Your Immune System Gets Weaker with Age and How Yoga Can Help

Even though I had a flu shot, I still managed to come down with bronchitis last year (I’ve tended to get that since I was young). The fever and reduced ability to breathe was really debilitating. It took almost two full

The Third Limb of Yoga: Asana

When you imagine a yoga class, what comes to mind? Do you envision an array of sweaty bodies in lululemon garb contorting themselves into pretzel-like shapes? Or perhaps you picture a roomful of fit and healthy yogis flowing gracefully through

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

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

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

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

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.