Yoga is not only a stress reliever, but also an effective weight-loss exercise. Here are 3 great positions: 1. Willow Begin with your feet together. Place the sole of your left foot on inside of right thigh, with your knee bent to side. Keep your arms straight up in the air. 2. Crescent Stand...

An uncleaned yoga mat can affect your state of mind, as well as your health. On the bright side, washing your mat is simple and it could make a big difference in your practice. Keeping your mat clean not only keeps it smelling fresh, but...

Having a morning practice came out of necessity for me—it was the only way to ensure that I would get my daily yoga practice in before my work day began. Now, it has become an essential part of my daily life. Having a morning practice has helped me...

Many pregnant women engage in yoga because of its many positive effects. Here are 5 major benefits of yoga during pregnancy: 1. Improves sleep 2 Increases the strength and flexibility of muscles 3. Decreases pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath 4. Minimizes the risk of preterm labor and hypertension 5. Reduces stress and...

DO's 1. Fruits of all types 2. All vegetables, with the exception of onions and garlic 3. Whole grains 4. Beans, tofu, mung, aduki 5. Sesame, sunflower, and olive oil 6. Nuts and seeds (not salted or overly roasted) 7. Natural, raw sugar, maple, molasses 8. Cinnamon, mint, basil, turmeric, ginger, cumin 9. Herbal teas,...

Here is a list of benefits for practicing backbends: Relieve anxiety and stress One of the most notable benefits of backbends is relief of anxiety and stress. As I mentioned earlier, a daily backbend routine can do wonders to eliminate chronic anxiety that racks our bodies and minds....

In addition to minimizing health risks, yoga helps you gain strong muscles. Here are poses that contribute to muscle growth: Chaturanga Pose – This is an excellent alternative to pushups that strengthens your shoulders, biceps, and chest. Chair Pose – Strengthen your quads, hamstrings, and calves...

  I like, 72% of people who had their televisions on, watched the Super Bowl. That is a very impressive number of people watching an event. Growing up in Iowa, Football was a big part of my history. My brother, #67 was the center of our...

History is the study of past events. In honor of this special month of Black History, I would like to look at the importance of knowing your personal history. As you dive into your yoga practice, you become the history book. Yoga is Self-study. You...