Top 10 Productivity Hacks to Accomplish More in Less Time

We all need a productivity boost now and then, sometimes throughout the day. We each want to be productive for very personal reasons—to accomplish more, to make more money, to get done earlier, to make more time for our personal

Warrior 2: How To Sequence For Healthy Hip Alignment In A Beginner's Class

Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2) is practiced regularly in most yoga classes - often transitioned into dynamically from a lunge, or Warrior 1. Like most yoga poses, Warrior 2 has a host of subtle alignment and muscular actions that aren't regularly

Yoga Hip Openers for Beginners: Safe Alternatives to Pigeon Pose

Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is a fan-favorite in Vinyasa-style yoga classes. But as much as some students love this shape, there always seems to be an equal number of students who dislike it or simply can’t get comfortable with

Bow Pose: Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose

Over the centuries, the bow and arrow have symbolized everything from birds in flight to a phallus to the path of a sadhu, the most direct and efficacious route to enlightenment. A bow’s combination of tautness and flexibility is a

Why Can’t I Balance in Tree Pose? How to Improve Your Balance in Yoga

The lights are low. The music is soft. Ah, this yoga class is just the calming, grounding break you need from your hectic week—until you fall out of Tree Pose (Vrksasana). No, your mental quiet will not be disturbed by

4 Natural Remedies to Ease Sinus Congestion

’Tis the season of congestion and sinuses! But sinus congestion relief doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Fret not. I have some holistic remedies to supplement any Western treatment/medication you might be trying. I often opt for a holistic

Benefits of Yoga: 45 Reasons I Love Yoga & Why You Will Too

What are the benefits of yoga? There are too many to count! As a mentor teacher, my intention is to create a fun, safe, and sacred space where people can learn how to let go of fear, teach from love,

Yoga In Schools Improves Health Research Shows

A new study review, “Scoping Review of Yoga in Schools: Mental Health and Cognitive Outcomes in Both Neurotypical and Neurodiverse Youth Populations,” found evidence to support the use of school-based yoga programs for the improvement of self-concept, resilience, depression, self-esteem,

Lifestyle and Environmental Causes—and Solutions—for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial lining of the joints. The synovial lining is a layer of connective tissue that lines the joints and is responsible for secreting synovial fluid

The Water Element: Go with the Flow

Life can flow gently like a babbling brook or smash into us like a tidal wave. The COVID-19 pandemic and the personal and political unrest that came along with it are recent examples of the tidal wave analogy. The saying,

Lengthen Your Spine With This Axial Extension-Focused Yoga Practice

In our modern world, we all spend much time slouched forward. Whether we’re staring at a computer screen at work, texting on our smaller screens at home, or relaxing on the couch after a long day (also often in front

Vata, Pitta or Kapha? How to Practice Yoga According to Your Ayurvedic Dosha

Do you know your Ayurvedic dosha? Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, and both are integral to a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda gives us a strong foundation in terms of good physical health, and yoga helps us advance in our spiritual

Nourish Your Winter Body with a Restorative Yoga Practice

Winter is nature’s time of hibernation, retreat, and contraction. As winter’s cold, wet, dark, and heavy qualities increase around us, they grow within us as well. Nature demands that we insulate more as winter encourages us to wear more layers,

2 Upward Bow Pose Variations to Expand Your Heart Space

While there are many benefits to Upward Bow Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana), the pose itself can be extremely challenging. Whether it’s range of motion or confidence that limits you, supported backbends are an excellent way to ease into this yoga pose.

Around your Core in 4 Minutes: A Quick Core Sequence

I want to share one of my favorite core workouts. I use this at the end of yoga practice to integrate the shoulders, core, and lower extremities. Let’s get right into it! ( Figure 1: The "Around Your Core" sequence.)