Study: Nighttime Light May Lead to Weight Gain

When it comes to bedtime, few people are able to just slide under the covers and fall right to sleep. Most of us instead need some sort of transition period so we can settle down from the day and eventually

Yoga for Anxiety: Calm Your Stress Response

From as early as I can recall, the idea of standing up in front of a group of people has terrified me. As a child, I loved the idea of acting but the reality of getting up on the stage

Stabilize Your Core: Hunting Dog Pose

Hunting Dog Pose (Parsva Balasana) is one of yoga’s most effective poses for working on both core and limb strength, as well as coordination and balance. At first glance, this pose seems simple and not super challenging. But when you

Relieve Tension with a 15-Minute Neck and Shoulder Release

Do nagging pains in the shoulders and neck impact your everyday life, perhaps even causing mental stress or headaches? Relief is possible, in as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day. Try this easy neck and shoulder release sequence.

How Much Protein Do You Need on a Plant-Based Diet?

Vegetarians and vegans concerned about their nutritional intake often wonder: how much protein should I consume? Active people who exercise a lot or are looking to build muscle in particular need lots of protein. How much is enough? What is

Yoga Warmups for Your Feet and Ankles

I’m excited to announce I’ll be offering a new series of videos on balancing! The first two videos will feature poses to help you prepare for balancing practice. The video below will start at the foundation, with yoga warmups for

4 Yoga Practices for Strong Immunity

The human immune system has become front and center in the time of COVID. When working properly, our immune systems should identify threats and mobilize to defend our bodies. Fortunately, yoga practices for strong immunity can help us maintain this

Lentils, Roasted Carrots and Carrot Top Pesto

The best part about this recipe is that its many recipes in one! The roasted carrots and carrot top pesto are a fantastic side on their own but become a hearty plant-based meal when served on top of savory lentils.

Yoga’s Mudras Provide Profound Benefits

The word mudra is most often used to describe a particular hand gesture, but there are also face mudras and whole-body mudras. According to the yoga tradition, mudras have multiple layers of meaning, including neurological, energetic, psychological, and symbolic. My last post described the

Downward Facing Dog for Beginners: 5 Ways to Practice

Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is one of the most fundamental and ubiquitous poses in the yogic repertoire. But it’s also an incredibly challenging posture to practice and sustain. Many beginners struggle to manage in this weight-bearing position