A System of Biomechanical Regulation - Tom Myers on the Significance and Functions of Fascia

Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together. You are about 70 trillion cells, all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that hold them all together in their proper

Closing Down the On-Ramp to Alzheimer's

Uncle Chuck was a gem. A big, warm-hearted, generous man, he’d been through a lot—including developing a nasty case of PTSD from the Vietnam War. He worked hard to overcome his trauma and became an even stronger, more compassionate person.

Create Mobility in the Upper Body With Puppy Pose Yoga 2.0

Puppy Pose, also known as Uttana Shishosana or sometimes called Anahatasana, is a great release for the latissimus dorsi, posterior deltoids, pectorals, triceps, abdominal muscles, and more.  It’s somewhat of a cross between Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Tom Myers: Change the Body to Change the Mind - Fascia, Yoga and the Medicine of the Future

The medicine of the future will have to focus on healing the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases by changing behavior, says Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains in this interview. Yoga, bodywork and other therapies that tap into the transformative potential of

Free Yoga Video! Yoga for Cancer Survivors: Keys to Improving Wellbeing

As detection and treatment modalities improve, more and more people are surviving cancer or living with it long-term.  Over 16 million Americans currently live with the aftermaths of cancer, while an estimated additional 373,000 people will be cancer survivors by

Video With Dr. Robert Schleip: How Fascia Research Is Transforming Our Understanding of the Body

Robert Schleip, Ph. D., is a world-rennowned, leading fascia research. He is co-founder of the bi-annual Fascia Research Congress and Director of the fascia research program at Ulm University in Germany. In this interview, he reflects on the numerous ways

Better Balance in Yoga: It’s Not Just Tree Pose

“Balance is associated with longevity because it requires keeping your brain and nervous system’s integration circuitry intact,” says Danine Fruge, MD, a family-practice physician. Practicing specifically for better balance In yoga is important for anyone at any age, but it

Invert Safely: Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Yoga Inversions

Inversions are powerful poses that bring the head below the heart and often require bearing weight through the hands and shoulders. Active inversions include poses like Handstand Pose (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), Forearm Stand Pose (Pincha Mayurasana), Shoulderstand Pose (Salamba Sarvangasana),

Supported Shoulderstand: Yoga Inversion Practice for Almost Everybody

One of my most influential teachers, Aadil Palkhivala, once said, “Practicing yoga without including an inversion is like trying to make lemonade without lemons.” For those students who have mastered some version of Shoulderstand and/or Sirsasana (Headstand Pose) as a

Welcome Spring With This Practice for the Change of Seasons

Spring is always such a welcome respite from the bitter cold of winter. The first chirp of birds and buds of flowers lets us all release a sigh of relief: spring is coming. Spring is often considered to be a

4 Types of Yoga Poses that Increase Axial Extension

Technically, the term “spinal extension” refers to the spine returning into the neutral position from flexion (1) and bending backward (2) seen in the drawing on the left. But the term “extension” also means lengthening. So when we say “axial

4 Ways to Protect Hands and Wrists in Yoga

Human hands have many skills: using tools, typing, playing musical instruments, giving massages, or using sign language, to name a few. However, in many yoga poses, we make a special demand of our hands, expecting them to function like feet,

Total Hip Replacement Recovery is Literally in Your Hands

While recovering from total hip replacement, we want tools at our disposal to support the best hip outcome, both in our yoga practice and out in the world. There are many kinds of props in yoga and many tools and

“Yoga Butt” Injury: A Real Pain in the Butt

“Yoga butt.” What a terrible name. Moreover, what a terrible condition. A high hamstring injury is a frustrating interruption to your yoga practice. Let’s look at yoga butt symptoms, yoga butt recovery time, and how to adapt your yoga practice

Engage Your Body, Mind and Senses for a More Mindful Yoga Practice

Sometimes what’s going on in the world or in your life is just too much and you need some time out. But if your mind is racing or you have a lot of pent-up energy, relaxing, even with yoga, might

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