Chewy Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chewy, decadent, and delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that happens to be vegan and gluten-free! Grab a fresh glass of nut milk because these cookies were made for dunking! Enjoy fresh out of the oven or store a batch

Postnatal Yoga: Surrendering to Transformation

The morning after returning home from the hospital, I rested on my yoga mat marveling at the transformation that had occurred. After giving birth, I felt as though I had flown off to the moon and landed in a stranger’s

The Chakras: Guides on the Yogic Path

Most of us have encountered the concept of chakras at some point on our yoga journey. Some of us have a solid knowledge of the origins and traditional meanings. But many of us may be wondering if the chakras have

Yogic Breathing for Better Lung Capacity

Breathing exercises are a very effective way to keep the lungs healthy and improve our breathing capacity. While regularly practicing deep breathing is great for our overall physical and mental health, it has become especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can Living by the Coast Improve Mental Health?

If you’re thinking about transplanting yourself at some point to a new town or as you prepare for retirement, you might want to give seaside areas a serious look. Beyond just having a pretty view to admire every day, this

Increase Load Capacity: 4 "Weighted" Yoga Poses

The term “load” is used to describe physical stresses that act on the body (either internally or externally). As we add more load, our bodies increase their capacity to withstand more load.  When you lift weights at the gym, for

A New Epidemic? Study Links Text Neck to Spine Damage

Do you spend your day hunched over a laptop or with your head bent at an unnatural angle while texting or checking email or Facebook updates on your smartphone? If so, pause for a second, sit up straight, and take

Study Suggests Yoga Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a loss of bladder control and is most commonly seen in aged people. While it is a problem in both genders, women experience urinary incontinence twice as often as men. Leakages happen when women exercise, laugh

Humming Along: A Yoga Practice for Inner Resonance

At the beginning of a class, I often ask my students to close their eyes and sense the quality of their energy. Then I ask them to show me their current energy with a hand gesture. Oftentimes, that demonstration looks

The Power of Healthy Breathing: Yogic Breathing, Posture and Diaphragmatic Dysfunction

If 20 years from now, I’m asked: “what did you do in the pandemic?” like many of us, I will be honor-bound to answer: I made sourdough bread. And, again, like many of us, I turned inward. Literally. For the

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