Use It or Lose It – Yoga, Exercise and the Fountain of Youth

Judith Hanson Lasater, in a recent teleclass on YogaUOnline commented, “People often ask me if it’s necessary to practice yoga every day. I tell them, no, not at all. Just practice whenever you want to feel good!" Most of us

Yoga for Caregivers

The hidden toll of illness is the one it takes on the spouses and family members of the person who’s fighting the disease: caregivers dealing with increased responsibility and stress find that it directly impacts their health and well-being. “Sometimes

Essential Oils For Your Yoga Practice

Yoga: the perfect union of body, mind and - nose?  It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds: Incorporating aromatherapy into your yoga practice is a great way to maximize the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Aromatherapy is the application

Yoga for Women with Chronic Back Pain

A study from the University of York in York, U.K., has found that yoga improves back functionality in people—particularly women—who suffer from chronic lower back pain.  Researchers examined 300 subjects who had suffered from chronic back pain for an average

4 Easy Recipes to Increase Calcium Intake Naturally

Without a doubt, calcium is one of the most important minerals, not just for the bones but for the body as a whole. In addition to maintaining strong bones and teeth, calcium helps remove toxins from the colon and it

How Does Your Doctor Measure Up? - New Resource Grades Doctors, Hospitals

Most of us do what we can to eat an apple a day and keep that doctor away. However, for those times when you do need to see a doctor, particularly if it’s a new one, wouldn’t it be nice to

Are Vitamins and Supplements Really Important?

Most people fall into one of two categories: Those who faithfully pop their daily vitamin/mineral supplements, or those who feel guilty because they don’t. Well, according to a recently published study, taking vitamin supplements may not just be overrated, it


Bharadvajasana is a spinal twist that offers a gentle massage to the internal organs with special emphasis on the digestive system.  The awakening of energy along the spine brings a stress relieving boost to the parasympathetic nervous system elevating mood

Judith Hanson Lasater: Practicing Radical Presence - The Art of Teaching Yoga

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971, and is widely regarded as a teacher of teachers. In this interview, she sat down with Eva Norlyk Smith from to share some of her reflections on yoga and the art

Study: Regular Yoga Practice Helps Relieve Migraine

For people who suffer from migraines or other forms of severe headaches, any form of relief is a godsend.  Now new evidence shows that certain types of yoga can help reduce and alleviate migraines, as well as help manage their

Study: Yoga Might Help Avoid Complications of Diabetes

A recent study of adults with Type-2 diabetes suggests that yoga for diabetes can help people suffering from the disease steady blood sugar levels and prevent common complications of diabetes. The study examined 123 middle-aged and older adults with type

Teaching Meditation to Wounded Warriors

With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stretching past the 10-year mark, the number of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is estimated at a staggering 1.6 million. But less than half of returning soldiers who display symptoms

Yoga Gives Back Launches Global Micro-Financing Initiative

Lesley Hendry, yoga enthusiast and founder of Yoga Gives Back, has found a way to make the massive popularity of yoga work for the rest of the world: by offering the proceeds from her classes to micro-financing projects to fight

Yoga for Myofascial Release – An Interview with Chrys Kub

Chrys Kub is founder of BalancedBody Yoga Therapy and a frequent presenter at the conferences of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She has pioneered ground-breaking techniques for integrating myofascial release to make help yoga practitioners overcome muscular imbalances and

Touching the Mind – Connecting Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts and Movement Part 1

We have been educated to think of language as spoken and written words, even educated to believe that no creatures but humans can properly be said to acquire and to use “language.” But organisms have been communicating among themselves and