Smooth Transitions: 9 Ayurvedic Tips for Moving into Spring

Happy Spring! Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space are the five elements that make up all that exists in our universe according to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life. Look around you and feel inside of yourself. Notice the

4 Ways Yoga Helps with Medical Conditions: Adjunct to Western Medicine

In our posts How Yoga Helps with Medical Conditions: Prevention and How Yoga Helps Medical Conditions: Symptom Improvement, we described yoga’s powerful role in preventing medical conditions, and for improving symptoms and sometimes even curing conditions. Today, we will look at an equally

Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus

Impress your family and friends with this made-from-scratch, super yummy and good-for-you appetizer/healthy snack from Kale & Chocolate's Elise Museles. While you can find lots of easy-to-make recipes like this, the Moroccan-spiced carrot hummus is one of my personal favorites. The spices

Misalignment in Yoga Postures: Understanding the Five Movements of the Spine

Olga Kabel is a certified yoga therapist and prolific writer on all things yoga. She is the founder and managing director of, a web-based yoga sequence builder that assists yoga teachers and yoga therapists in creating and organizing yoga

Breathe Like a Starfish: New Light on WideLegged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

Our limbs include not only our arms and legs, but also our tailbones and heads. Way back at a time few of us remember—in utero—all our nutrients came to us through our navels and then radiated out to all our

Donna Farhi: Embracing Vulnerability is the Most Powerful Yoga

“Embracing your vulnerability is the beginning of creating a very different world that we can all live in,” writes yoga teacher Donna Farhi. We all begin life fully embodied, that is to say, connected to our sensate experience. My teacher

Twists vs. Forward Bends: Which Work Better as Counterbalancing Yoga Poses?

Most yoga teachers are aware of the idea of counterbalancing poses (pratikriya, which literally means counteracting). It basically means that in the course of the practice we challenge the body, breath, and mind in some way, and we need to take

Yoga for Women's Health: Soothing Yoga Sequence to Ease Menstrual Discomfort

Whether it’s fatigue, moodiness, headaches, bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, low back pain, or any lovely combination of said symptoms ranging from moderate to severe—almost all women experience some form of discomfort during menstruation. Needless to say, it isn’t a particularly

How Yoga Helps with Medical Conditions: Symptom Improvement

Symptoms of medical conditions and injuries can cause daily stress and decrease our quality of life. Yoga practice can reduce symptoms of medical conditions, and can, in some cases, cure the underlying condition that causes the symptoms. Here’s how: 1.