How to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice - 6 Useful Tips

By
Stacy Slawitsky

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. Gratitude has a powerful effect on our health and well-being, research shows. In fact, at the University of California, Davis, an entire lab is devoted to research on measuring gratitude and its effects, headed by Dr. Robert Emmons.

A Hidden Key to Healing: The Power of Daily Habits to Foster Health and Balance

Is Ayurveda the original form of lifestyle medicine? In this interview, renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar talks about why our daily habits have tremendous healing power, and how we can harness... Read more

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine: Frequency of Home Practice Predicts Health Benefits

Ever found it hard to find the time to hit your yoga mat? Of course! We all struggle with finding time for ourselves on the mat. But according to studies, any time you can practice at home pays ample dividends... Read more

From Russia with Love: The Kindness of Strangers

It was Moscow, October, 1971, at the height of the Cold War. The Russian language class in my high school in Denmark, where I grew up, was taking a school trip to Moscow and Leningrad. They had a few empty... Read more

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Yoga and the New Science of Neuroplasticity

“What you put your attention on, grows stronger in your life.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi In this interview, Kristine Kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga and the co-director of the Subtle Yoga Teacher Training... Read more

Keys to Making Your Yoga Practice a Lifelong Partner

My lifelong yoga practice began in 1982. I was, of course, much younger then. I don’t know that it ever crossed my mind that I might someday enter my 50s or even my 60s. But once I began practicing asana, from... Read more

How Can Yoga Help Ease Mood Swings, Anxiety and Depression? An Interview with Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe is a renowned yoga instructor, and co-author with Patricia Walden of “The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness.” Linda was managing editor of Yoga Journal for numerous... Read more

Yoga for Women's Health: Soothing Yoga Sequence to Ease Menstrual Discomfort

Whether it’s fatigue, moodiness, headaches, bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, low back pain, or any lovely combination of said symptoms ranging from moderate to severe—almost all women experience some form... Read more

The Many Health Benefits of Yoga: What Does the Research Say? Part II

According to a comprehensive review of yoga research reviews and meta-analyses published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice , the field of yoga research has grown exponentially in the past 5 years... Read more

Yoga for Women's Health - Restoring Hormonal Balance

Lynn Jensen is a renowned author and yoga teacher, specializing in Yoga for Fertility, and Yoga for Healthy Hormones. She is the founder of the Seattle-based Yoga for Fertility program and she has helped more... Read more

4 Ways Yoga Helps Your Immune System

One of the effective ways you can foster healthy aging is to use yoga to support your immune system. An immune system that is functioning well prevents illness and promotes healing by fighting off common... Read more