Malasana (Garland Pose): Grounding Through Center - A New Approach to the Classic Squat

Our feet connect us to the earth for most of our lives. This is one of the main reasons why “rooting” and “grounding” are foundational ideas in yoga. As our feet connect with the earth we experience stability and integrity.

The Key to Staying Fit? Experts Say It’s All About Fascial Fitness

Exercise scientists have long touted the benefits of training muscle strength and flexibility to achieve maximum fitness. Now yoga experts and practitioners are learning the important role of fascia in maintaining fitness and overall health. For yogis wanting to boost

Just Say Om: Yoga Therapy Meets Mainstream Medicine

As the health benefits of yoga become more widely recognized, more and more doctors and medical professionals recommend yoga as a complementary and alternative therapy to their patients. In addition, increasingly doctors and nurses are enrolling in yoga continuing ed

Going Vegetarian? How to Avoid Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Many people who practice yoga regularly experiment with a vegetarian lifestyle or permanently shift to a diet based on plant-based foods. But a common problem to be alert to for people who follow a vegetarian, vegan or live food diet

Changing the Energetic Experience of the Body-- A Yogic Approach to Healing Chronic Pain

Can changing our perception of the energetic dimension of the body help relieve chronic pain conditions? In this interview, yoga therapist and physical therapist Marlysa Sullivan discusses the interface between new discoveries into the neuroplasticity of pain, and the ancient

Core Connection: The Relationship Between the Pelvic Floor & the Breath

“Breathe into your belly” is a common instruction in yoga classes. While it may seem like a convenient metaphor for active and engaged breathing, the breath does literally affect the muscles of the abdomen and the pelvic floor. A deep

The Africa Yoga Project: Inspiring Social Change with Yoga

The language of yoga, with its beautiful, poetic expressions of the body is universal. But images of an African man doing yoga in a field with zebras, orphans in Nairobi demonstrating downward dog poses, or inmates at the Langata Women's