yoga

  • Have Heart, Will Travel

    A funny thing happened on the way to the mat for the founders of Metta Journeys: They realized they could use their yoga prowess to create a new kind of destination retreat—one that combines philanthropy and yoga’s generosity of spirit.

    By Elizabeth Marglin
  • Yoga Rx: 2 Poses to Relieve Headaches

    Yoga can help prevent a pounding head by lowering stress levels, improving posture, and reducing muscle tension in the upper back and neck. But if you’re experiencing pain, your normal practice can make things worse. Here are three poses to help relieve a headache. Close your eyes, and breathe slowly and deeply through your nose.

    By Timothy McCall, MD
  • What Color is Your Zafu?

    The color of your meditation cushion (zafu) may reveal more about your state of mind than you realize. Feng shui attributes mood-altering properties to each color—orange can make you feel optimistic, for example, while brown can imbue you with a dull-as-a-doorknob sensation.

    By Elizabeth Marglin
  • Poses for Poise

    Whether you’re giving a speech, interviewing for your dream job, or having coffee face-to-face with your eHarmony find, being on the spot has a way of draining your self-confidence. Suddenly your mind goes blank and your palms start to sweat. You can hear yourself rambling on, voice quivering, never quite making your point, but terrified of stopping.

    Boost your confidence through the practice of Viniyoga.
    By Jennifer Derryberry Mann
  • Breathe to Beat the Blues

    When my father took sick with depression, gravity seemed to claim him, body and soul. Everything sagged. I wish I’d known then about pranayama, yoga’s ancient treatment for the blues.

    Paranayama offers a drug-free solution to depression.
    By Stephanie Gold
  • Yoga in Times of Excessive Bleeding

    Whether you experience heavy bleeding during your period, after childbirth, following a miscarriage, or in the flooding of perimenopause, these gentle yoga sequences provide a safe and practical way to stem the tide, get some relief, and connect to what‘s going on inside. If you feel exhausted and weak from excessive bleeding, rest completely.

    By De West
  • RX-Low Libido

    If you find yourself thinking more often of shopping lists than bedroom trysts, it might be time to tune up your sex drive.

    By Elizabeth Larkam