Neanderthals We Are!
Back in the Neanderthal period, we never had enough. We did not have enough food, shelter, warmth, safety or clothing. Tribalism and fear were necessary for survival. Today most of us have enough of all these things, so why are fear and tribalism still our most dominant qualities? Has our intellectual prowess fooled us into […]
Yoga Meditation Poses, Techniques & Exercises for Beginners
As a beginner to yoga and meditation, I often pondered questions such as: “Are yoga and meditation the same thing?”, “Am I doing this the right way?”, “How should I place my hands when I am meditating, and does this really matter?”, “Should I meditate before or after my physical asana practice?”. The more time […]
5 Yoga Poses to Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally
Yoga is highly beneficial for any and all stress-related issues. Yoga for high blood pressure and yoga for hypertension, as well as yoga poses for high blood pressure are powerful tools in healing these conditions, especially healing these conditions naturally with no ill byproducts only beneficial byproducts. Yoga’s most famous attribute is stress reduction. Stress […]
Yoga Teacher Training Questions, Tips & FAQs
If you are anything like me, at some point early in your entrée to the yoga world, you experienced a blissful high at the end of a yoga class. In the beginning you may have been pessimistic, questioning if this feeling was “real” or just some figment of your imagination. The dark clouds following you […]
Yoga Stretches & Poses for Lower Back Pain Relief
Lower back pain is prolific! I’ve actually heard that 80% of people suffer from or have suffered from back pain. Yoga for lower back pain and yoga poses for lower back pain relief is a common theme. Even yoga sequences for lower back pain have been developed. With a little flick of a mouse and […]
Best Yoga Poses for Pregnancy
NOTE: Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting a yoga practice while pregnant. My pregnancy was a yoga practice in itself. When pregnant, I had so many expectations around what my practice “should” look like. And, I had a strong practice prior to pregnancy so did not think for a moment that I would […]
The History of Power Yoga
Power Yoga history is very much tied to the history of modern Power Yoga, a name I coined but never trademarked (thus you have its generic use), is really one of the first types of yoga that stepped outside of the traditional yoga systems, even though its goal is the same as the traditional systems. […]
What Yoga Poses to Avoid When Pregnant?
Disclaimer: As always, consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any type of exercise program during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life that is ripe for nurturing, slowing down, and reflecting. Practicing yoga during pregnancy can prepare a woman’s mind and body for the wild, magical journey of pregnancy and […]
What Are The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation?
Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and chronic stress are prevalent in the United States, and are considered serious health conditions alongside heart disease, cancer and asthma. Integrative and holistic mind-body practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation have become increasingly popular and beneficial as well when it comes to psychological and physical health […]