Yoga for Detoxification: How to Power Up Your Body's Natural Detox Processes

Yoga helps detox our bodies. Let's build heat in our practice today. Twist longer. Breathe deeper. Sweat harder. You’ve probably heard those phrases in a yoga class before. But are they true? Can yoga really help detox your body by

Less is More: Please Don’t Stretch Your Joints in Yoga!

I regularly offer hip workshops at various teacher trainings in the region where I live. As the recipient of bilateral hip replacements, I’ve learned a lot about which poses and ways of approaching asanas promote healthy hip joints, and which

Can Yoga Help with Grief? Here are 5 Ways

At my book launch event, I took questions from the audience. One question that I received was a big one: how can yoga help with grief? After saying first that I had a whole chapter in my book addressing that

9 Steps to Achieving Flow in Your Work (and Life)

Have you ever lost yourself in your work, so much so that you lost track of time? While it can be rare for most people, being consumed by a task like that is a state of being called flow. In

Embodied Yoga: 3 Tips for Mindful Vinyasa Transitions

When much of the general public thinks of yoga, they think of “static” poses. In yoga communities, skilled instructors will guide students in honing subtle nuances of movement within poses. Yet modern asana practice, in contrast, often involves a lot

Ribit! The Many Benefits of Frog Pose: A Step-by-Step Guide for Adding It to Your Yoga Practice

Have you ever wanted to leap like a frog? Well, the yoga pose Mandukasana (Frog Pose) may not exactly prepare you for such lofty leaps, but there are plenty of other reasons to practice it. Included here is a complete

3 Yoga Poses for Stronger Knees: Build Strength to Minimize Pain

As the largest joint in the human body, our knees do a lot for us. We stand on our knees, walk with our knees, jump with our knees, and so much more. While the knee joint is incredibly adaptable, many

Improve Your Balance: Practice Yoga's Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) at the Wall

Balance postures like Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) cultivate awareness and require attentiveness. In addition, they establish a harmony between the upward and downward-flowing energies in your body. If you find it challenging to balance on one foot, try this

Yoga Well-being: How to Embody Creativity

"Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought."  - Albert Einstein. Creativity is defined as an experience where something new and unique is formed. It might be an idea, a piece of art, a

Yoga and Brain Health: How Yoga May Help Curb Risk Factors for Dementia

Watching the slow decline of someone with dementia or Alzheimer's is heartbreaking. Unlike a sudden death, you lose the person gradually as their memories fade and their mind becomes confused. As if the loss wasn’t enough, caring for someone with

Soar in Peacock Pose (Mayurasana): Creative Ways to Overcome Your Fears

Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) is a challenging arm balancing posture that requires extreme strength and incredible flexibility. For many practitioners, it appears to be an unattainable goal. But Peacock Pose doesn’t have to be out of reach. Blocks are excellent tools

Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free on the Go With This Simple Travel Yoga Sequence

There is nothing quite like a good summer holiday away with lots of sunshine, beach time, or sightseeing. Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences, but one of its few downsides is that it causes a break in your

Grief and Heartbreak: Relief from Yoga and Beyond

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid.” —C.S. Lewis   In a post from a few years ago, I wrote that after my mother died,

Crow Pose (Kakasana): A Surprising Journey to Inner Strength

Once we start practicing yoga, we quickly discover that yoga isn't merely a physical practice. Instead, yoga offers an invitation to embark on a lifelong journey inward. The poses, which are only one aspect of the path of yoga, become