Savor Your Food: Chair Yoga for Mindful Eating

Take a moment for honest reflection: are you a mindful eater? Mindless eating is common in today’s world, particularly with technology becoming more and more enmeshed in our daily lives. It sometimes feels as if modern life is getting more

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C?

I’m sure most of you have heard a great deal of chatter about vitamin C recently. Vitamin C has been a very hot topic because of its ample ability to help support the immune system, prevent infections such as viruses,

The Changing Yoga Profession

A few days ago The New York Times offered a crumb of hope, reporting that we may actually be seeing a ray of light at the end of the Delta tunnel. Still, we have a long road ahead. Life has changed and

5 Ways to Practice Yoga for Better Sleep

Let’s get a little personal for a moment: how have you been sleeping lately? If your answer is something like “not great,” you’re in no way alone. Lack of adequate sleep is arguably an unspoken epidemic amongst Western culture adults,

4 Unique Variations of Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is a great full-body pose that strengthens your arms and legs, as well as your core stabilizer muscles. In this pose, your hands, arms, and shoulders bear much of your body’s weight, so

How to Cultivate Willpower for Regular Yoga Practice

I used to think that willpower was a moral issue. Good, strong people did difficult tasks first thing every morning and never lost their self-control when they were tired or hungry. Bad, weak people failed because they didn’t have the

Hyperkyphosis: The Cause and the Solution

Many years ago, my husband Alan, our friend Jerome and I took a trip to our property on a northern gulf island. We planned to stay in another friend’s cabin while Jerome and Alan put Jerome’s cabin up on jacks

Mudra in a Supporting Role

A few weeks ago, we discussed how you can organize an entire practice around a mudra, if you give your mudra a leading role in your yoga practice. A mudra can also play a supportive role to help unfold the theme

Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live - A Book Review

Elise Museles shows us we all have a unique food story that has shaped how we feel, think, and act around food. This article reviews her new book Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live, which teaches us how

Does Being in Nature Really Make You Healthier?

When was the last time you stood outside in the rain? Got mud on your bare feet? Watched the dappled light through the treetops? Plunged into the ocean? Or took a walk outside—without your phone? Can you even remember? Here

Mudra in a Leading Role

Since most mudras are simple hand gestures, they are pretty easy to integrate into your yoga practice. What we try to avoid is making a mudra an afterthought, something that just sort of pops out of nowhere. Today let’s reflect

4 Steps to Stopping the Overwork Cycle

At the end of a day of work, there can be a simple practice of wrapping things up and shutting down for the day. But so many of us feel guilty at simply stopping. We’re plagued by a feeling that

Roasted Root Vegetable and Chickpea Soup

Full of warming spices with anxiety-reducing properties, this hearty soup will flood your body with nourishment and calm. Along with root vegetables, protein-packed chickpeas create the base and do double duty as a crispy topping that is satisfying as a

4 Yoga Poses for Better Posture

As we get older, poor postural habits can have a domino effect on our entire bodies, stressing joints as well as internal organs of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. Quite often, pain or injury stems from postural imbalances. That

Yoga Therapy for Perfectionism

My name is Beth and I am a perfectionist! Some of you may recognize yourself in this article but may not be ready to come out of the closet. And you know which closet I mean: that perfectly organized closet,