Neuroplasticity & Conscious Transformation: Working with the Law of Attraction

Shakta Kaur Khalsa is the creator of the Radiant Child Yoga Program and the author of “Yoga for Women” and several other yoga books and DVDs. In this interview with YogaUOnline, Shakta discusses her work with the Law of Attraction

Yoga May Aid in Treatment of Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and More, Research Review Finds

Neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s impact millions world-wide. A scientific review published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience finds that yoga may be an effective adjunctive treatment. Yoga and other mind-body therapies are unique

Yoga Teaching: Disc Problems and their Relationship to Yoga Practice

There is a lot of discussion in yoga about what constitutes safe practice in regards to disc problems, particularly of the lumbar spine. To help make sense of the diverse opinions on the subject it is worth reviewing the anatomy

Deepen Your Practice: 8 Steps to a Powerful Home Practice

Whether you are a dedicated yoga student or a yoga teacher, a home practice is essential to your yogic journey. On a very basic level, a home practice allows you to explore the avenues of yoga in which you are

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Yoga and the New Science of Neuroplasticity

“What you put your attention on, grows stronger in your life.”  ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi In this interview, Kristine Kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga and the co-director of the Subtle Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals, discusses the

Yoga Boosts Cardiovascular Fitness and Psychological Health Study Shows

There has been an ongoing debate regarding yoga’s ability to improve cardiovascular and physical fitness. A study suggests that, for sedentary college students, regular Vinyasa yoga practice may boost both fitness and mental health, and reduce stress. Research Study Analyzes Benefits

Healthy Forward Bending: Is Rolling Up from Forward Bends Safe?

Recently I’ve watched a video on YouTube by a popular yoga teacher and couldn’t help but wince every time she instructed her students to “roll up to stand one notch at a time”. Why was I wincing? Because every time

Ahhhh: 5 Ways to Support Savasana

Ah, Savasana. The last and most understated pose of yoga practice. Those magical five minutes (10 if you’re lucky) of complete relaxation when everything you just did on your mat—all of those incremental physical, physiological, emotional, and energetic changes that

Multiple Sclerosis: How Yoga Can Ease Symptoms

Can yoga alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Research shows that people with multiple sclerosis report improvements in mental, emotional, and physical health after receiving a yoga intervention.  In this article, Dr. Ram Rao examines just how yoga can help manage the

Right Speech: Five Guidelines for Mastering the Subtle Art of Mindful Communication

If you are brave enough to venture into online comment sections, you may feel as if you need a shower afterward. I know I do. Online communications are a minefield. The proliferation of anonymous commenting on blogs and social media

Stretch and Strengthen: 7 Poses for a Healthy IT Band

So often when something in our bodies feels tense or uncomfortable, our immediate response is to try to stretch, stretch, stretch the pain away. However, stretching alone often isn’t the solution. In many cases, our discomfort can be resolved by

Guac-Kale-Mole: A New Superfood Snack

Guacomole is everyone's summertime favorite snack! Count on Kale and Chocolate's Elise Museles to make it even more colorful and super nutritious-guac-kale-mole with a twist! Guac-Kale-Mole brings guacamole to a whole new level in taste and nutrition! How can you go

The Sacroiliac Joint: Anatomy and Function

The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is involved in literally every yoga pose we practice. It is the hub for the transference of force between the legs and torso. Although it is designed to be a stable joint with limited mobility,

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Understanding Musculoskeletal Imbalances in Yoga

Most yoga students come to class with preexisting musculoskeletal imbalances, which impact their practice in numerous ways, and may even predispose them to injuries. In this interview, yoga therapist and physical therapist Marlysa Sullivan discusses the role of muscle imbalances in

The #1 Key to Healthy Knees: How to Strengthen (and Not Hurt) Your Knees in Yoga

Knee pain is quite common in the general population. Practicing yoga can either alleviate knee discomfort or it can sometimes aggravate it. It’s important that yoga teachers understand how to work with students’ knees in a way that either helps