Yoga for Healthy Knees - 7 Keys to Keeping Your Knees Healthy and Safe

Ever wonder about those creaky sounds emitting from your knees during yoga? Or which principles should be incorporated into your yoga practice to keep your knees strong and healthy? Here are 7 tips for happy and healthy knees in yoga.

New Study Finds Reduced Stress and Trauma in Prisoners Practicing Transcendental Meditation

A new randomized controlled study on 22 female prisoners, published in The Permanente Journal, found that prisoners practicing the Transcendental Meditation® technique for four months had significant reductions in total trauma symptoms compared with a control group. This is the first stress

Spring Allergies? 9 Natural Remedies to Find Relief

Spring is a great time of year in many respects, as the temperatures begin to rise and the days start getting a little longer. But as the added warmth and sunshine give us flower buds and new green leaves on

Yoga Relieves Symptoms and BioMarkers of Depression New Study Shows

Depression impacts 17 million American adults annually, often contributing to severe impairments in physical and social functioning. Women are roughly 2 times more likely to suffer from depressive disorders including major depression and dysthymia. New research published in the Journal

Yoga for a Heavy Heart: 4 Restorative Poses to Soothe Your Heart

Is your heart in need of some restorative yoga? Every heart needs to heal at one point or another throughout the course of a lifetime. Our heart is what helps us to be compassionate, teaches us how to trust and

Ankylosing Spondylitis: What Is It and How Can Yoga Help?

I recently had a physical therapist colleague ask me for advice about some yoga poses that may help her client who has ankylosing spondylitis.  What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammation of the joints of the spine

5 Keys to Healthy Neck Alignment in Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

When practiced appropriately, Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and all of its fantastic yoga pose variations can be an important yogic exercise for creating and maintaining back and neck health. If you practice it incorrectly, however, you can create the very neck

Balancing the Core - The Importance of a Centered Body: An Interview with Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is an internationally renowned yoga instructor, leading countless intensives and teacher training programs. She is the author of  The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness, as well as Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday

5 Yoga Poses for Tight Shoulders and Upper Back

Tight shoulders? You’re not alone. Nearly everything we do—sitting at a desk, working on a computer, cooking a meal, picking up children, riding a bike, driving a car, etc.—closes off the front of our chests and creates varying degrees of

Yoga Anatomy: The Gluteus Medius Muscle in Yoga

The gluteus medius originates on the outer surface of the ilium bone and runs to the greater trochanter of the femur. This muscle acts to stabilize the pelvis when standing on one leg in a yoga pose, and during walking.