Yoga woman meditating with healthy weight loss

“Clear your mind. Your heart is trying to tell you something.” ~ Unknown

I recently lost 30-plus pounds without trying or intending to. I remember excitedly sharing this news on social media one day, after stepping on a scale in my hotel room and being shocked. I don’t own a scale, so between last time I’d weighed myself and this day, I’d lost over 30 pounds without being conscious of it.

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Adapting to Feeling Unseen: How I'm Navigating a World that Overlooks Aging

Older Beautiful inside and out— Invisible I gave a little start when those words flashed onto the screen during a presentation by the poet Elizabeth Bradfield. Liz was in the process of describing six-word... Read more
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When It’s Just Too Cold Outside: Family Yoga for Wintertime

It’s winter, and in many areas of the U.S. (and the Northern Hemisphere generally) it’s too frigid to stay outside for long. That doesn’t change the need, developmentally speaking, for children and teens to... Read more

The Yoga of Eating: 4 Ways to Love Food and Stay Healthy

Yoga can be a gateway to health and wellness. However, the constant flux of dietary trends popular among yoga practitioners can lead to confusion, self-doubt, and self-deprivation. We can continue to love food... Read more

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4 Yogic Tips to Make your New Year's Resolutions Stick

It's the start of a new year, and that means new New Year resolutions! In this article, YogaUOnline teacher Kristine Kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga, offers some great tips and action steps to help us... Read more
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Make Yoga Fun: Teaching Sun Salutations to Preschoolers

Both parents and educators wish to inspire children toward a healthy lifestyle. Introducing yoga at an early age not only builds strength and flexibility but can also bring a level of calm into their lives. As... Read more
yoga for healthy aging

Why Do We Lose Mobility Over Time? The Role of Biotensegrity in the Aging Process

We live longer than ever before, but for many, common age-related movement limitations can make it harder to enjoy the same freedom to enjoy all the life has to offer as we did when we were younger. Are there ways to slow the progressive loss of mobility over time, and can yoga play a role in this process? We sat down with author and yoga therapist Doug Keller to get his insights on these questions. Read more
Study of Twins Show Muscle Fitness Linked to Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Study of Twins Shows that Muscle Fitness Predicts Better Cognitive Functioning

“ Leg power predicts both cognitive aging and global brain structure, despite controlling for common genetics and early life environment shared by twins. Interventions targeted to improve leg power in the long... Read more

Free Yoga Video: A Simple Way to Boost Your Energy and Well-being - Two Yoga Techniques to Deepen Your Breath

Breathing has many benefits. For one, it keeps you alive! In addition to circulating oxygen to all parts of the body, however, deep, diaphragmatic breathing has numerous other important benefits. It helps... Read more

Simple and Fun: 4 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Kids

The benefits of yoga have been well documented in scientific literature (1) and the mass media, from improving sleep to aiding physical development. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many parents and... Read more
Yoga for womens health

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Disorders - New Studies Suggest Yoga Can Help Prevent Incontinence

Pelvic floor disorders are surprisingly common. After the age of 55, issues like incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain become increasingly prevalent and by age 80, one out of two women will have experienced... Read more