Foot Yoga for a Fine Foundation

I can’t claim to have made healthy choices in all areas of my life throughout my history on the planet, but I can claim relative intelligence about one aspect of being in a body: I’ve always worn sensible shoes. I’ve

Crane Pose Anatomy: Target the Right Muscles for Strength and Stability

Crane Pose (Bakasana) is a challenging yoga arm balance that requires a lot of strength and focus. The pose is named after the crane, a bird known for its grace and balance. In Sanskrit, baka means crane and asana means

Yoga in the Treatment of Scoliosis—A Doctor’s Perspective

A sideways curvature of the spine characterizes scoliosis, which is surprisingly common. Most people with minor scoliosis go through life and may never even know they have the condition. However, if scoliosis progresses to a significant C- or S-curve of

Yoga for Detoxification: How to Power Up Your Body's Natural Detox Processes

Yoga helps detox our bodies. Let's build heat in our practice today. Twist longer. Breathe deeper. Sweat harder. You’ve probably heard those phrases in a yoga class before. But are they true? Can yoga really help detox your body by

Less is More: Please Don’t Over-Stretch Your Joints in Yoga!

I regularly offer hip workshops at various teacher trainings in the region where I live. As the recipient of bilateral hip replacements, I’ve learned a lot about which poses and ways of approaching asanas promote healthy hip joints, and which

Can Yoga Help with Grief? Here are 5 Ways

At my book launch event, I took questions from the audience. One question that I received was a big one: how can yoga help with grief? After saying first that I had a whole chapter in my book addressing that

9 Steps to Achieving Flow in Your Work (and Life)

Have you ever lost yourself in your work, so much so that you lost track of time? While it can be rare for most people, being consumed by a task like that is a state of being called flow. In

Embodied Yoga: 3 Tips for Mindful Vinyasa Transitions

When much of the general public thinks of yoga, they think of “static” poses. In yoga communities, skilled instructors will guide students in honing subtle nuances of movement within poses. Yet modern asana practice, in contrast, often involves a lot

6 Vagus Nerve Exercises to Boost Your Well-being - Free Online Yoga Video

Did you know that activation of the vagus nerve in yoga keeps your immune system in check and releases an assortment of hormones and neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine and oxytocin? This results in reductions in inflammation, reduced allergies, relief from

Ribit! The Many Benefits of Frog Pose: A Step-by-Step Guide for Adding It to Your Yoga Practice

Have you ever wanted to leap like a frog? Well, the yoga pose Mandukasana (Frog Pose) may not exactly prepare you for such lofty leaps, but there are plenty of other reasons to practice it. Included here is a complete

Judith Hanson Lasater: The Greatest Gift of Yoga Asana

All I remember of my first asana (posture) class is the ceiling. Between movements, we would be instructed to lie down on our mat and rest. I do not remember very much about what we did, but I do remember

3 Yoga Poses for Stronger Knees: Build Strength to Minimize Pain

As the largest joint in the human body, our knees do a lot for us. We stand on our knees, walk with our knees, jump with our knees, and so much more. While the knee joint is incredibly adaptable, many

Improve Your Balance: Practice Yoga's Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) at the Wall

Balance postures like Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) cultivate awareness and require attentiveness. In addition, they establish a harmony between the upward and downward-flowing energies in your body. If you find it challenging to balance on one foot, try this