How Yoga and Exercise Can Help Slow Aging-Related Changes to the Brain

As we age, our physical bodies, including our brains and nervous systems, go through changes. These changes are normal and don’t have to affect our everyday abilities to function. The good news is that in many cases, through exercise—both physical and

Colorful Kale Salad

This signature kale salad recipe is going to be one of your new faves. Filled with phytonutrients, protein, fiber, and healthy fats, the colorful dish is like a giant nutrition party in your bowl! *Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 bunch Lacinato (a.k.a. dinosaur) or

Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success - A Book Review

Chronic stress. We know it’s not good for us. Long-term high levels of stress have been shown to increase the risks of heart disease, systemic inflammation, autoimmune dysfunction, digestive disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. And we all know

Refine Your Upward Salute: 5 Common Misalignments in Urdva Hastasana

When you first start practicing yoga, simply knowing the general shapes of the poses is enough. As time goes on, and you become more comfortable on the mat, you slowly begin to refine your understanding of each pose’s alignment (which

Axial Extension in Yoga: 4 Steps to Lengthen Your Spine

Axial extension is a magical movement that will help lengthen your spine and realign the spinal curves to improve your posture. Yet, most people don't know how to do it. Here is a guide to incorporating axial extension into your

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 spots

Working with Therapeutic Yoga for Scoliosis and Back Pain - An Interview with Deborah Wolk

Deborah Wolk is the founder of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City. Inspired by her own back issues, and her extensive yoga education with teachers like Geeta Iyengar, Genny Kapuler, Donald Moyer, Bobbie Fultz, and Elise

Prostate Cancer: Light Therapy Offers Effective Treatment for Early Stages, New Study Shows

Nearly 1 out of every 7 men in the U.S. will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. A new study offers hope that for men with early prostate cancer a new non-invasive treatment might be an effective, nonsurgical course of

Yoga TLC for Your Wrists: How to Stretch, Strengthen and Protect Your Wrists

Do your wrists hurt during yoga? Or maybe you notice after a yoga class that your wrists feel strained or sore. Wrist pain is a common issue among yoga practitioners. There’s probably very little that you do in your daily

6 Tips to Eat and Drink Your Way to a Healthy, Hydrated Body

As I write this, it is 97 degrees outside with a heat index of 109. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for the past week with no end in sight. Even by Memphis standards, it’s hot outside.

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

This blueberry bliss smoothie bowl may win the award for the prettiest, most colorful smoothie bowl ever!  Better yet this recipe from Kale and Chocolate's Elise Museles is loaded with nutrition. Filled with nutrient-dense ingredients plus my favorite beauty food,

Troubled by the Times? Four Relaxing Poses to Soothe Your Heart and Soul

No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, current socio-cultural forces can leave you feeling unsettled and unsure of what to expect. Though the world around us has been changing with rapid acceleration for decades, never has that effect