Stand Tall: 11 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture

This sequence is designed to help you improve your posture, especially if you tend to slump forward. Because this is a rather long practice, feel free to shorten it by only doing the dynamic versions of yoga poses that offer

Resilience Whole Body Yoga Practice

Many years ago I used to have a remarkable student who came to my classes twice a week. He was a blind man who taught ballroom dancing. He was a firm believer in conscious mindful movement. One of the expressions

Can Yoga Treat IBS Symptoms? Studies Show Yoga May Offer IBS Relief

People who deal with high levels of stress are often plagued by abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhea, bloating, and changes in stool appearance. These unpleasant symptoms may be signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Stress and psychological disorders may instigate the

Yoga Anatomy: 3 Steps to Helping Hyperextended Knees in Trikonasana

Step #1. Isolate the Hamstrings We are sometimes instructed to “hug the thigh bone” in a yoga class. This is an example of co-activation. You can use a series of cues that isolate the different muscles surrounding a bone in

Take Time to Replenish: 5 Self-Care Strategies for Stressful Times

Over the past 22 years, I’ve read hundreds of books on mind-body health. I’ve spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars studying with some of the best yoga teachers, happiness educators, and new thought spiritual leaders in the world today. They all share one message

The Opposite of Sitting: A Quick Yoga Sequence to Reverse the Effects of Sitting Too Much

Sitting is the new smoking. We’ve all heard it before. Yet, few of us take heed of this foreboding notion. Excessive sitting can wreak havoc on our bodies. From overly tight hips to dangerously weak gluteal muscles to chronic back

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans

An easy-to-make dish that is filling and versatile. Packed with plant-protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this colorful combination makes the perfect meal when you’re short on time but need something hearty and satisfying in a hurry! * Serves 4-6 Ingredients

Yoga Off the Mat: A Walking Feast for the Senses

Some of you have experienced walking meditation in the studio with me. With eyes softly open to avoid collisions, we focus our awareness on the sensations coming through the soles of our feet. We move through space consciously, choosing not

Simple and Fun: 4 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Kids

The benefits of yoga have been well documented in scientific literature (1) and the mass media, from improving sleep to aiding physical development. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many parents and schools have been encouraging their children to actively

Yoga Anatomy: Shoulder Kinematics in Yoga, Part 1

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. It is a combination of several articulations: the glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joints. Each of these contributes to shoulder and arm movement via a process known as joint “coupling.” For