Improve Balance With This Supported Variation of Warrior II Pose

Who would benefit from trying Supported Warrior II Pose? Well, we’ve all struggled with balance before. Sometimes our muscles don’t want to hold a shape, and sometimes our minds are spinning all over the place, making us lose our footing.

10 Yoga Balance Tips for Developing Proprioception and Maintaining Good Balance

Maintaining our ability to balance is essential as we age. About a third of the population over the age of 65 takes a fall each year. At age 80, half of the seniors fall annually. Falling is the leading cause

10 Simple Ways to Lead a Less Stressful Life

Stress is a major problem for many people—a hectic, stressful job, a chaotic home life, bills to worry about, and bad habits such as unhealthy eating, drinking, and smoking can lead to a mountain of stress. If your life is

Has Evil Qi Settled in Your Joints? Yin Yoga Can Help

How can Yin Yoga help when evil Qi has settled in your joints? On January 2nd, 2001, I sat alongside a hundred strangers on a cushion in the drafty old meditation hall of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre,

Taking Off and Landing: How Yoga Poses are Like Airplanes

I spent two years of my 20s working as a flight attendant. Time long ago erased any memory of where to find the first aid kit on a Boeing 737 and which planes need the girt bar stowed so the

For a Stronger Pelvic Floor, Avoid These 5 Common Issues

Even though I’m a foot specialist, I am all about the pelvic floor. It is connected to the feet, after all! As I teach my patients and professionals how to reconnect to the pelvic floor muscles, I want to remind

4 Chair Pose Variations to Improve Strength and Balance

Chair Pose (Utkatasana) is a powerful yoga posture with countless variations. Its Sanskrit name, Utkatasana, can be translated to “Fierce Pose” because of its inherent fiery and strength-building properties. But I have also heard it called “Awkward Pose,” because it

Deepen Your Understanding of Triangle Pose With a Chair

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) is usually one of the first standing poses that beginners learn in their yoga journey. But whether you’re a beginner or not, as you learn to practice this asana, different props can help continue your

Revolved Half-Moon Pose: Stabilize and Expand

There are poses that we practice often at home and in yoga classes. Think Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), and the Warrior poses (Virabhadrasana I and II). Then there are poses that seem to fall

Mindful Breathing: Savor Your Precious Breath

If we at ThreesPhysiYoga have learned anything at all during our years of practice, it is this: our breath is at the center of our health. And it responds directly to our attentiveness, as well as our lack of it.

3 Yoga Practices to Rewind the Clock on Brain Aging

What's the science behind yoga for brain health? A growing amount of research suggests yoga can boost the size and function of aging brains. For most people, the grey matter in the brain decreases with age, particularly in the hippocampus.

Practice Shoulder Clock Pose: Yoga Warmup at the Wall

Using the wall to support shoulder openers to stretch and strengthen our arms, chest, and shoulders gives us that extra resistance to bring nutrient-rich blood to our tissues and prevent overstretching. Pressing into the wall during these positions can be

Working with the Fascial Network: The Art of Self-Myofascial Release

Self-myofascial release is a technique that has been around for more than 50 years, but it has recently come to prominence in large part due to the growing recognition of the importance of the fascia - the connective tissue of

The Health Benefits of Multi-Day and Intermittent Fasting Part 2

What are the benefits of fasting? This article is the second of a two-part article that focuses on the benefits of fasting. You can read part 1 here. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of high blood sugar. When

3 Creative Ways to Practice Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) may be one of the most underrated yoga postures. Why? Although it is commonly taught as a beginner’s yoga posture, Cobra Pose is both highly challenging and strength-building when practiced with proper alignment. In this article, we