Immunity Zucchini Noodle Soup

This is the lighter sister to the Kale & Chocolate classic Immunity Soup! All the same healing nourishment from powerful anti-inflammatory spices but with a lighter plant-based twist: protein-packed lentils + twirl-worthy zucchini noodles! Comfort food never tasted (or felt!) so good. * Serves

Wrist Pain During Yoga? 4 Tricks to Eliminate Discomfort

Experience wrist pain during yoga? You’re not alone. Wrist pain or discomfort is one of the most common complaints from yoga students (and those are just the ones who speak up!). Asana practice, especially Vinyasa Flow Yoga, demands a lot

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Disorders - New Studies Suggest Yoga Can Help Prevent Incontinence

Pelvic floor disorders are surprisingly common. After the age of 55, issues like incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain become increasingly prevalent and by age 80, one out of two women will have experienced some form of pelvic floor disorder. Two

Your Body's True Foundation: The Role of the Pelvic Floor in Structural Balance - An Interview with Yoga Therapist Leslie Howard

How can yoga help us retain pelvic floor health and avoid some of the common pelvic floor issues that many people struggle with? In this interview, yoga therapist Leslie Howard shares insights from her work with yoga for pelvic floor

Turn Your Viewpoint Upside Down: A Yoga Practice for Fresh Perspective

There was a farmer whose horse ran away. That evening the neighbors gathered to commiserate with him since this was such bad luck. He said, “May be.” The next day the horse returned, but brought with it six wild horses,

Staying Grounded: The Healing Benefits of Earthing Therapy

We've all talked about feeling "ungrounded" or needing to "stay grounded," but what does the word "grounded" really mean? Back in India in my younger days, I often visited my grandfather who owned a house that was bereft of the

Refine Your Yoga Practice: Learn to Love Warrior I in 5 Steps

I’ve never looked too kindly upon the pose Virabhadrasana I or Warrior I because it never felt kind on my body. In vinyasa classes I attended, it seemed like it was a “basic” pose that should be easy on my

Yoga for Balance: How to Test For and Cultivate Balancing Skills

As stated in my recent blog titled “Digital Dementia,” poor posture is not a cause; it is simply a symptom indicating over or under functioning of various bodily systems including musculoskeletal, endocrine and nervous. Hours sitting staring at screens, lack

The Power of Perception: A Simple Key to Greater Emotional Freedom

For most of my 20s, I was debilitated by resentment and anger. Because of my childhood, I lived under the delusion that I deserved to be angry. I also believed that my anger and resentments would protect me from future hurts. Instead, they

Breaking the Cycle: How Yoga Can Help Heal Addiction

More than 24 million Americans struggle with either alcohol or drug abuse, according to a 2014 survey by The Substance Use and Mental Health Services. Chances are, someone you know and love is in that struggle. While twelve-step programs and

Everyday Yoga: Spine-Healthy Forward Bending—On and Off Your Mat

NPR recently posted an article titled “Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines.” (1) The article features yoga teacher and back care expert Jean Couch and explains her advice for changing the way we bend over in our daily

Your Most Powerful Tool for Self Care: Your Daily Non-Negotiables

You know what’s more powerful than even the most restful Self-Care Sunday, or a block of time to yourself midweek? Your daily non-negotiables! These are simple, healthy practices that you commit to, every single day, no matter what. (Because you feel infinitely better

Reciprocal Inhibition: The Biomechanical Yin/Yang in Yoga Practice

The concept of the balanced Yin/Yang appears throughout the body. It is present in anatomy where the form of a joint fits its function. Joints that require stability are less mobile and those requiring mobility are less stable. Look at the shape of

Yoga at the Wall: Fun Variations for Trikonasana and Ardha Chandrasana

Finding freedom and ease in a standing yoga pose requires a particular balance between rooting and rising; contracting and expanding; grounding enough to find support, while letting go enough to find freedom. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half-Moon Pose)

Cognitive Reappraisal: A Yogic Approach to Reframing Negative Thinking

In Pixar’s movie Inside Out there is a scene where two characters travel on a “train of thought” and accidentally bump into two boxes spilling their contents on the floor. One had facts in it, and another had opinions. “This always happens