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
Having a literal pain in the butt is not a fun experience; it can make walking, sitting and sleeping difficult and uncomfortable. It is certainly something that one would want gone as soon as possible, yet sometimes we unknowingly exacerbate
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Arthritis is no fun and no joke. Pain, loss of function and range of motion, and sensitivity to touch are just part of the equation. We may also experience frustration and sadness at physical discomfort and that certain activities we
It’s a simple mantra: Just breathe. And it can help get you through plenty of stressful situations by calming you down. But it’s not always the best advice. Don’t get us wrong, we are all about using breath as medicine.
This is the final post in my series on yoga’s chakras. Traditionally, the chakra system is a meditation practice for nyāsa, which means “to place” or take the mind to specific points in the body and then place a mantra, deity,