Support Your Neck with a Yoga Eye Pillow

By
Eve Johnson
How to use a yoga eye pillow to support the neck in Corpse Pose (Savasana) for rest and relaxation

Relaxation Pose is the name we give Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-nah) in English.

female yoga student practicing yoga with a chair at home.

Yoga for Pain Relief Part 2

This post is part two of a series on therapeutic yoga for chronic pain. Part one provided the science behind the mind-body-pain connection and explored the role of the brain in pain, how trauma exacerbates... Read more
woman practicing yoga corocodile pose

When Savasana Doesn't Feel Relaxing: Three Trauma-Informed Alternatives

Savasana—so many yoga practitioners absolutely love it, and if anything, want it to be longer. There are even t-shirts saying, “I'm only here for Savasana.” Yet this final resting pose, nearly universal in... Read more
Woman practicing yoga wrist stretch.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Yoga Sequence to Soothe Sore Wrists

There might not be any body parts that we consciously use more than the hands, wrists, and arms. That can make Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)—to put it bluntly—a real drag. In short, CTS causes pain, numbness,... Read more
Man practicing yoga forward bend - janu sirsasana.

Chronic Pain Relief: How Your Brain Processes Pain and How Yoga and Movement Can Help

When you sense and feel your body, you are better able to take care of yourself. It sounds simple, right? We are more likely to recognize if we feel hungry, thirsty, need to go to the bathroom, or need to rest... Read more
Woman practicing yoga for pain care Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)

Book Review: Yoga and Science in Pain Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20 percent of American adults are living with chronic pain, defined as experiencing pain most or every day for a minimum of six months. While the... Read more
woman stretching her neck

Upper Trapezius Love: Self-Care for That Cranky, Hard-to-Reach Spot

In our tech-ready, chair-heavy modern world, the neck and upper back are a tension dumping ground for the majority of people. However, one of the most common areas of complaint lives directly under the... Read more
Yoga woman chest shoulders Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

Chest and Shoulder Relief: Yoga for Your “Computer Body”

Do you ever find yourself hunched over your keyboard, shoulders up around your ears and a dull ache taking hold in your upper back? Yeah, me too. That’s why this simple chest opening is one of my favorite five... Read more
Woman practicing yoga quadriceps Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

How Your Quadriceps Can Cause Pain: 3 Yoga Poses That Can Help

The quadriceps muscle group is a group of four muscles on the front side of the legs. These include the vastus lateralis, the vastus medialis, the vastus intermedius, and the rectus femoris. The name “... Read more
Woman practicing yoga for flat feet Garland Pose (Malasana)

Flat Feet: Can Yoga Help?

A year ago, a woman I’ll call Maria sent me an email asking if I could suggest a suitable Ayurvedic intervention program to correct her flat feet. Maria mentioned that she had been suffering from painful feet... Read more
Woman practicing yoga for jaw discomfort Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Got Jaw Pain? 3 Yoga Strategies for Alleviating TMJ Discomfort

Millions of Americans suffer from pain caused by TMJ. TMJ is characterized by dysfunction in and around the temporomandibular joints, the joints where the mandibles (jawbones) meet the temporal bones of the... Read more