Savor Your Food: Chair Yoga for Mindful Eating

Take a moment for honest reflection: are you a mindful eater? Mindless eating is common in today’s world, particularly with technology becoming more and more enmeshed in our daily lives. It sometimes feels as if modern life is getting more

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C?

I’m sure most of you have heard a great deal of chatter about vitamin C recently. Vitamin C has been a very hot topic because of its ample ability to help support the immune system, prevent infections such as viruses,

Nyasas: Turn Your Body into a Temple

Mudras are specific hand gestures that are meant to have symbolic, energetic, and healing qualities. Most mudras are static gestures, but you can also make them dynamic when the actual act of moving into a mudra is infused with symbolism. How to Practice

The Changing Yoga Profession

A few days ago The New York Times offered a crumb of hope, reporting that we may actually be seeing a ray of light at the end of the Delta tunnel. Still, we have a long road ahead. Life has changed and

4 Great Pigeon Pose Variations

Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana) is one of those great yoga asanas that people either love or hate. There seems to be no middle ground. And this is because, for many, Pigeon Pose just simply isn’t accessible. But there

5 Ways to Practice Yoga for Better Sleep

Let’s get a little personal for a moment: how have you been sleeping lately? If your answer is something like “not great,” you’re in no way alone. Lack of adequate sleep is arguably an unspoken epidemic amongst Western culture adults,

4 Unique Variations of Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is a great full-body pose that strengthens your arms and legs, as well as your core stabilizer muscles. In this pose, your hands, arms, and shoulders bear much of your body’s weight, so

Eight Practical Tips to Make Yoga Home Practice Really Happen

In researching my book Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice several years ago, I interviewed 25 longtime teachers to find out how their yoga practice had evolved and deepened over time. While the specifics of their answers differed, they all

How to Cultivate Willpower for Regular Yoga Practice

I used to think that willpower was a moral issue. Good, strong people did difficult tasks first thing every morning and never lost their self-control when they were tired or hungry. Bad, weak people failed because they didn’t have the

Hyperkyphosis: The Cause and the Solution

Many years ago, my husband Alan, our friend Jerome and I took a trip to our property on a northern gulf island. We planned to stay in another friend’s cabin while Jerome and Alan put Jerome’s cabin up on jacks

Mudra in a Supporting Role

A few weeks ago, we discussed how you can organize an entire practice around a mudra, if you give your mudra a leading role in your yoga practice. A mudra can also play a supportive role to help unfold the theme

Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live - A Book Review

Elise Museles shows us we all have a unique food story that has shaped how we feel, think, and act around food. This article reviews her new book Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live, which teaches us how

Insomnia and the Restless Mind

It’s after 3:00 am. You’re wide awake, mind racing. You might be worried about paying your mortgage. You might be puzzling over something someone said to you and rehearsing your response. Maybe busyness is overwhelming you. Perhaps you are excited,

Does Being in Nature Really Make You Healthier?

When was the last time you stood outside in the rain? Got mud on your bare feet? Watched the dappled light through the treetops? Plunged into the ocean? Or took a walk outside—without your phone? Can you even remember? Here

Mudra in a Leading Role

Since most mudras are simple hand gestures, they are pretty easy to integrate into your yoga practice. What we try to avoid is making a mudra an afterthought, something that just sort of pops out of nowhere. Today let’s reflect