Exploring the Link Between Sleep and Anxiety

As a clinical social worker with years of experience working with adolescents and families, I’ve witnessed firsthand the profound impact that sleep loss can have on one’s mental well-being. The intricate relationship between sleep and emotional regulation is often overlooked,

7 Yoga Teaching Tips I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

Before we dive into 7 yoga teaching strategies that every new yoga teacher should know, let me share a story. This is the tale of how I disastrously failed as a new teacher and the yoga teaching skills I wish

Welcome Warmer Weather! An Outdoor Yoga Sequence

When is the best time to practice outdoor yoga? Spring—when flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and there is a feeling of new energy all around. We feel that energy in our bodies. We might notice a new bounce in

SI Joint Reset: Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

Several years ago, as part of a teacher training course, I was co-teaching, and I demonstrated the problems with squaring your hips in wide-legged standing poses to the trainees. As it turned out, the demonstration was very effective—much to my

Extending Your Lifespan: 10 Recommendations For Longevity with David Sinclair

When I first read David Sinclair’s book Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To, I was a yoga teacher in my mid-20s. At that time, aging felt like something so far on the horizon that the book had

Hyperextended Elbows: Here’s a Tip for Correcting Hyperextension

Aligning the bones accesses their inherent strength, so yoga poses ultimately require less muscular effort to maintain. For example, in a recent post, we gave a tip on using the big toes to correct the tendency for the pelvis to

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