Slump No More: 5 Poses for a Healthy Thoracic Spine

The thoracic spine lies between the bones of the lower back and the neck bones. It is a unique area of the spine in that all your ribs attach to the sides of the spinal bones in the thoracic spine

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine: Frequency of Home Practice Predicts Health Benefits

Ever found it hard to find the time to hit your yoga mat? Of course! We all struggle with finding time for ourselves on the mat. But according to studies, any time you can practice at home pays ample dividends,

New Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Directory on YogaUOnline

Looking for a yoga teacher or yoga therapist? Or, if you’re a yoga teacher or yoga therapist, looking for a place to advertise your services? Look no further! We here at YogaUOnline are very excited to announce the relaunch of

Mudra: The Power in Your Hands

“Science: The investigation of natural phenomena through observation, theoretical explanation, and experimentation, or the knowledge produced by such investigation.”  -American Heritage In September of 2014, my wife and I toured the Asian Hall at the British Museum in London. The

Embodiment and the Inner Path to Healing: The Return to Whole Living

Philip Shepherd is the author of “New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century.” He leads workshops internationally on the art of embodiment. In this interview, Philip talks about embodiment, the body’s three brains, and his workshops

Shoulder Biomechanics in Yoga - Part 1:The Subscapularis Muscle

This is the first of a four-part series on the shoulder joint in yoga and ways to keep the joint stable and healthy in your yoga practice. We will focus specifically on the rotator cuff and its biomechanical relationship with the

New Study: Can Prenatal Yoga Help Labor Pain and Delivery Outcomes?

Childbirth is often described as “a miracle,” yet it is also one of the most physically stressful events that can take place in a woman’s life. Can the practice of yoga during pregnancy support the health of mother during labor? Prenatal

Baddha Konasana: Bound Angle Pose

During grade school, my sisters and I took ballet classes. We studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory with a lovely young dancer named Donna Ficker. A year or two into our lessons we had to find a new teacher when Donna’s

What is Epilepsy? How Can Yoga and Meditation Help?

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. It is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may also suffer

Lengthen Your Spine: How to Make Axial Extension the Focus of Your Yoga Practice

At a first glance, it might seem that axial extension poses are easy—what’s so hard about sitting upright and breathing for a while? But we all know that the challenge here is the subtle work that takes place, as well as being able

Integrative Care: Wellness Programs In Hospitals Improve Quality of Life

Years ago my son took a bad fall and broke his leg in three places. I still remember that horrible night in the ER as they tried to stabilize his leg before surgery. As the doctors manipulated the broken bones,

Healthy Abode: 9 Tips for a Toxin-Free Home

Chances are, there are cleaning products in your home that contain harmful ingredients. Eliminating these dangerous chemicals is important to maintaining your optimal health. After all, you certainly wouldn’t willingly drink some of these ingredients. So why would you use them in

Arm Balance Poses: Just for Fun or Yoga Practice Staples?

How often do you walk on your hands? Some Instagram feeds will have you believe that mastering a handstand is an essential indicator of progress in yoga. But the reality is that we were not designed to carry our body

Safe Twisting: Rotate the Spine, Not the SI Joint

Seated spinal twists can be a perfect ending to a yoga practice. After warming up the body, gently twisting can feel invigorating to the muscles of the spine. Fresh blood penetrates the muscles that were taut during the twist, and the