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“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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Yoga Can Be Helpful for Teens Suffering from Anxiety, Study Finds

A 14-year-old girl and her mother comes to see the family doctor, complaining about severe anxiety that is interfering with her ability to sleep, social interactions, and school. The mother explains that... Read more
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Growing Positive: 5 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Child

Does your child have difficulty managing their emotions, making friends or concentrating at school? Does the slightest thing set them off? Do they have frequent emotional or even destructive outbursts?... Read more

How to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice - 6 Useful Tips

Want to sleep better, enjoy more fulfilling relationships, experience more positive emotions, greater life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and stress? Introduce a daily gratitude practice... Read more

Prenatal Yoga Practice: Tending to Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Energy

Among the awe-inspiring things about pregnancy are the ways a woman’s body morphs to accommodate her growing baby. Consider the fact that her skin can stretch over her growing belly, that her abdominal muscles... Read more
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Yoga to Realign Your Spine: Tackling the Dreaded Dowager’s Hump

Hyperkyphosis and its resultant bent-over posture are often associated with older women (although men get them too). Since the word dowager is a technical term for a “dignified elderly woman,” it began to be... Read more

Yoga for Kids: 6 Ways Yoga Can Keep Your Kids Fit and Healthy

You probably already know that yoga is a healthy activity for adults, but have you ever considered introducing it to your kids? Many adults tend to shy away from yoga as an appropriate activity for children,... Read more
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Practicing Yoga Safely: How to Protect Yourself from Hip Injuries

Are people with certain variations in hip structure at higher risk for yoga injuries to the hip? In this interview with YogaUOnline, Dr. Ginger Garner, P.T. and author of Medical Yoga Therapy, talks about why yoga asanas, the way they are commonly practiced, might not be suitable for some people, particularly women who have different pelvic structures. Ginger further discusses how we can spot people at risk for injuries, and what we can learn from science about developing yoga teaching methodology that honors the variations in people’s bodies. Read more