Soul-Centered Success: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Nothing will influence your happiness, relationships, energy, success, and overall life satisfaction more than your mindset. Your mindset is your operating system for your life. It influences every part of your day, including what you focus on and how you

New Research: How Stress Affects Inflammation, Neurodegeneration, the Gut Microbiome, Cancer Treatment and Relationships

Stress is a particular passion of mine. I love learning how to reduce negative stress, and I’m fascinated by the ways stress affects our health. We do not know everything there is to know about stress. In the grand scheme

Yoga and Pregnancy: 6 Tips for Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and birth are major events for your body. This alone heightens your risk of pelvic floor dysfunction. We still must take the time to lay the foundation of function, strength, and strategy. Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor Here are

Cultivate Contentment this Holiday: How to Practice Gratitude

When I was a child, Christmas morning was a well-orchestrated event. My parents loved to surprise us with special, unexpected gifts we hadn't asked for and loved to set a cozy and festive stage for the ultimate event, the opening

Yoga Therapy: Relief from Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is an age-associated, progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. It all starts with resting tremors progressing to a noticeable tremor to full-blown tremors, joint stiffness, and slowing of movement. As the condition progresses, the individual’s face may show

Less But Better: Streamline Your Yoga Classes

I’ve been reading an interesting book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (1). I connect to the main point of the book, which is the idea that we need to strive for “less but better.” This

Holiday Stress? 5 Yoga Tips for Keeping Your Presence During the Season Of Presents

It’s the holiday season again. If you practice a specific religion, there is a holiday for you now. If you don’t practice a particular religion, you likely will still be bombarded with holiday advertisements, holiday parties, and the stress of

Arjuna is Us: The Yoga of Social Activism

“Of the numerous Sanskrit works on Yoga, two scriptures have become favorites of dedicated students of Yoga—the Yoga-Sutra, attributed to Patanjali and the Bhagavad-Gita ascribed to Vyasa. These can be considered foundational Yoga texts. While the former work addresses ascetics

Daya: A Yoga Practice of Compassion

I am not as compassionate as I would like to be. I am inclined to be ego-driven and to retreat to my own corner of the world. My ego tells me that above all else that what I perceive to

The Panchamaya Model: Yoga Practice for the Whole Person

My teacher Gary Kraftsow often says: “You can’t teach what you don’t have.” This means that to be effective yoga teachers, we need to practice our own yoga. If you have an interesting, rich and multidimensional personal practice, this will

Yoga Research: Making Yoga Accessible to Marginalized and Minority Populations

This article outlines public health research on barriers to practicing yoga that is experienced by marginalized and minority populations, and it explores strategies to make yoga accessible to these groups.  Barriers to Practicing Yoga in Marginalized and Minority Populations   Yoga