The Secret to Bridge Pose: Top Tips to Transform Your Yoga Practice

Why practice Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)? Truly, it is one of yoga’s most versatile postures. From the active, challenging Full Bridge to the soft, restful Supported Bridge, there is a version of this posture that is safe and accessible

Bolster Your Upward Facing Dog Pose

Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) is one of the key elements in Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara). It’s often paired with its littermate Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana), but it’s a worthy pose in its own right.

Boost Your Strength and Vitality with a Short Yoga Break

Would you like to feel strong? Would you like to feel vital? I have yet to meet someone who prefers to feel weak and drained, yet this is how many of us move through life. What does it mean to

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays: 3 Ayurvedic Tips for a Healthy Digestion

We've all been there. Tempted by the abundance of delicious treats during the holidays, we end up overindulging in foods, libations, and sweets. So not surprisingly, suddenly indigestion, heartburn, bloating, and acid reflux roll into town like a Grinch stealing

Judith Hanson Lasater: The Art of Teaching Yoga - The Asana Is Not the Yoga

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971, and is widely regarded as a teacher of teachers. In this interview, she sat down with Eva Norlyk Smith from to share some of her reflections on yoga and the art

5 Ways Yoga Helps Improve Athletic Performance and Prevent Physical Injury

As yogis, you’ve heard and personally felt the physical benefits of yoga for the body—flexibility, muscle strength, core strength, cardio health—the list goes on. If you’re also an athlete, the benefits of yoga are icing on top of the cake.

Ayurvedic Tips for Healthy Aging with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is an accomplished clinician, medical astrologer and Vedic counselor, and one of the most academically accomplished, classically trained Ayurvedic physicians in the United States. He is the author of many courses on YogaUOnline, including  “Ayurveda for Healthy

This One Simple Trick Could Help Manage Your Insomnia

Insomnia is not fun. It’s a seemingly never-ending cycle of missed sleep that can wreak havoc on your overall health and well-being. If you suffer from insomnia, you’ve likely tried everything to help you cope. Insomnia relief might feel impossible. But

Bird Dog Pose Variation: Bend Back and Balance

Bird Dog Pose (Parsva Balasana) is a deceptively complicated pose. It may look simple from the outside, but it packs a lot of benefits into a single asana. I’ll reiterate its array of benefits here: Strengthens and stabilizes the core

Holiday Yoga Practice: How Santosha Can Bring the Magic Back

I’m not sure when the winter holidays began being equated with stress, but I think I know why. When I was a child, holidays were well-orchestrated events. My parents loved to surprise us with special, unexpected gifts we hadn’t asked

Restful Yoga: Homage to the Goddess of Rest

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with rest. And I’m not talking about sleeping (although I’ve struggled with that too). Rather, I’m talking about how I find it hard to slow down, do less, enjoy the sky and the

6 Reasons to Practice Yoga to Relieve Arthritis Pain

“I hurt all the time,” said one of my students. “But after yoga class, I feel so much better.”  This is a typical response from my students with arthritis. Does this surprise you? While arthritis is a painful, inflammatory condition

3 Simple Warrior 3 Modifications to Find Your Balance

Warrior 3 is a wonderfully challenging yoga pose that asks us to develop greater body awareness and strength and harnesses our ability to focus on a goal.  Because it is a demanding yoga pose with many alignments and muscular action

Find Your “G” Spot: Practice Gratitude

LOL! This is not a post about sex. It’s about practicing gratitude. But gratitude is sexy and an essential part of positive relationships—so say the experts. Gratitude is defined as being thankful and appreciative of something or someone. Finding an

2 Yoga Breathing Practices to Soothe Your Heart

We are like migrating birds, The sadness of our departure Is mitigated by The joy of our reunion - Author Unknown I remember the first time my yoga practice felt like a homecoming. It was 1995, and I taught English