- May 1st, 2012
Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.Try these yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.
- April 1st, 2012
Everybody has them— backaches from sitting at an office desk too long, a stiff neck from sleeping in an awkward position, or an overuse injury from years of athletic competition.Learning the art and science of body tuning.By Cara Lucas
The practice of yoga is beneficial in so many ways. From reducing stress, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing mind/body discipline to creating more peace in the world—there really are no negative aspects to studying yoga. In fact, yoga has been used through the centuries to harness sexual energy.
- March 1st, 2012
For many people, yoga is a relaxing and beneficial activity. However, the increase in the practice of Bikram yoga, more commonly known as hot yoga, has lead to an increase in injuries—not from the yoga itself, but from underlying medical conditions that are sensitive to heat.Potential dangers of Bikram yoga.
- January 1st, 2012
From television shows to political campaigns, the hot topic of obesity is now on the minds of many, and the public is finally ready to take action. People understand the serious implications of being overweight and the illnesses that unavoidably stem from it—diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, to name a few.“Sedentary Death Syndrome,” as the media calls it, is an epidemic.By Cara Lucas
- July 28th, 2011Trauma-sensitive yoga helps survivors trust themselves again.By David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, PHD
- February 1st, 2011
Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.Try these Yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.
- June 1st, 2010
Rainy Wright-Legg of Ashland, Oregon, had a straightforward goal when she first started Pilates five years ago: to take control of her debilitating shoulder pain. She never imagined that she was embarking on a journey that would help her shake years of emotional baggage—and 116 pounds.
Yes, you can shed pounds with Pilates. Here's how.By Deirdre Shevlin Bell
- May 1st, 2010
Vacation can mean different things to different people. You can tour foreign cities, soak up artistic culture, veg out at a beach resort, or relax at a spa. And while all of these are wonderful ways to spend precious leisure time, you can also use your vacation to take away something more than a tan or a ton of scenic photographs.Looking for a getaway that can change your life and your health? Consider a retreat that takes you way beyond the basic vacation.By Sally Wadyka
- February 1st, 2010
I should have known better than to let the teacher’s assistant adjust me in Shoulderstand Pose, but he seemed so sure of himself. He wanted to help me get the most benefit out of the pose, and he said he knew just what to do. I protested (not very convincingly) that I had some problems with my shoulders and neck and wasn’t too keen on Shoulderstand in the first place.Is your yoga practice causing more harm than good?By Linda Sparrowe