Study: Nighttime Light May Lead to Weight Gain

When it comes to bedtime, few people are able to just slide under the covers and fall right to sleep. Most of us instead need some sort of transition period so we can settle down from the day and eventually

3 Types of Pain in the Butt and What To Do About Them (PLUS, Free Online Yoga Video!)

Having a literal pain in the butt is not a fun experience; it can make walking, sitting and sleeping difficult and uncomfortable. It is certainly something that one would want gone as soon as possible, yet sometimes we unknowingly exacerbate

Yoga for Anxiety: Calm Your Stress Response

From as early as I can recall, the idea of standing up in front of a group of people has terrified me. As a child, I loved the idea of acting but the reality of getting up on the stage

Stabilize Your Core: Hunting Dog Pose

Hunting Dog Pose (Parsva Balasana) is one of yoga’s most effective poses for working on both core and limb strength, as well as coordination and balance. At first glance, this pose seems simple and not super challenging. But when you

Relieve Tension with a 15-Minute Neck and Shoulder Release

Do nagging pains in the shoulders and neck impact your everyday life, perhaps even causing mental stress or headaches? Relief is possible, in as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day. Try this easy neck and shoulder release sequence.

How Much Protein Do You Need on a Plant-Based Diet?

Vegetarians and vegans concerned about their nutritional intake often wonder: how much protein should I consume? Active people who exercise a lot or are looking to build muscle in particular need lots of protein. How much is enough? What is

Yoga Warmups for Your Feet and Ankles

I’m excited to announce I’ll be offering a new series of videos on balancing! The first two videos will feature poses to help you prepare for balancing practice. The video below will start at the foundation, with yoga warmups for

4 Yoga Practices for Strong Immunity

The human immune system has become front and center in the time of COVID. When working properly, our immune systems should identify threats and mobilize to defend our bodies. Fortunately, yoga practices for strong immunity can help us maintain this

Lentils, Roasted Carrots and Carrot Top Pesto

The best part about this recipe is that its many recipes in one! The roasted carrots and carrot top pesto are a fantastic side on their own but become a hearty plant-based meal when served on top of savory lentils.

Yoga’s Mudras Provide Profound Benefits

The word mudra is most often used to describe a particular hand gesture, but there are also face mudras and whole-body mudras. According to the yoga tradition, mudras have multiple layers of meaning, including neurological, energetic, psychological, and symbolic. My last post described the

Yoga for Arthritis: Ease Pain, Find Possibility

Arthritis is no fun and no joke. Pain, loss of function and range of motion, and sensitivity to touch are just part of the equation. We may also experience frustration and sadness at physical discomfort and that certain activities we

When It Doesn’t Work to Just Breathe

It’s a simple mantra: Just breathe. And it can help get you through plenty of stressful situations by calming you down. But it’s not always the best advice. Don’t get us wrong, we are all about using breath as medicine.

Yoga's Chakras: Guides for Staying on the Path

This is the final post in my series on yoga’s chakras. Traditionally, the chakra system is a meditation practice for nyāsa, which means “to place” or take the mind to specific points in the body and then place a mantra, deity,