Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Keys to Lifelong Health with Leslie Howard

Most people know the importance of core strengthening for health and long-term well-being, but the pelvic floor is an important group of core muscles, which tend to get ignored. “The torso is like a tote bag for your organs,” says Leslie Howard, a Bay area yoga teacher who conducts workshops nationally on pelvic floor strengthening to help … Continued

The Empowered Cancer Survivor: How Yoga Can Help Guide Your Journey

Cancer touches the lives of all of us. In the US and UK, 1 in 2 women and men will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the British Journal of Cancer. Even if we are lucky enough not to contract cancer ourselves, we all have close relatives and friends who will … Continued

Pratyahara and Yoga Asanas – The Significance of the Fifth Limb of Yoga

Our yoga practice offers a path to draw awareness inside and bring attention into the subtle movement in the body and the sound of the vibration of the subtle body. This is also referred to as pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga. Pratyahara is the softening of sensory awareness and is foundational to working with the … Continued

Your Nervous System on Yoga – How Yoga Helps Balance Mind and Body

Studies have shown that yoga offers a wide range of benefits in a surprisingly wide range of areas. These include not just the enhancement of physical fitness but improvement in several areas relating to nervous system functioning, such as awareness and mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, as well as the development of … Continued

Exploring the Stages of Being: The Yoga of Inner Peace

Sometimes wish that you could stop the merry-go-round of our frenzied lifestyle and just take some time out to chill out? Join us for a course with renowned yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater on Exploring the Stages of Being: The Yoga of Inner Peace. Learning how to take a “time out” to soothe and relax … Continued

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