Yoga lowers cortisol levels. If that doesn’t sound like much, consider this. Normally, the adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to an acute crisis, which temporarily boosts immune function. If your cortisol levels stay high even after the crisis, they can compromise the immune system....

Yoga, a modern practice rooted in over 5000 years of ancient Indian texts and traditions, continues to gain popularity in the United States. A new survey conducted by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal reports that the number of Americans doing yoga has grown by over...

Of all the postures near and dear to the hearts of so many yoga practitioners, poor misunderstood Pigeon pose may well be the most precarious. Loved by so many, but executed correctly by so few, this pose stands out amongst all others as the most...

Vitamin D deficiency is rampant, and the recommended doses are woefully inadequate.  My levels have been 10 - 17.  I didn't pay much attention and kept "forgetting" to address it.     Recently, the grandmother of one of my patients who had been in a train-wreck of...

I have been urging my husband to go with me to a place I think is “Heaven on Earth,” the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, for some time. It is a place that I go to at least once every year. Like food feeds our bodies...

Instructions: 1. From Mountain pose, bend the right knee shifting all the weight into the left leg. Turn the right knee to the right wall resting the heel against the left leg. 2. Look down at the floor and stare at one point. Slowly slide the right...

Instructions: 1. From Mountain pose, step the right foot a foot lengths forward and shift all of your weight onto this leg. 2. Inhale the arms over your head and interlace the fingers, pointing the index finger up. 3. As you exhale, lift the left leg up and...

Instructions: 1. From Five Pointed Star,  turn the right toes to the right wall and bend the right knee directly over the right ankle. 2. Turn the hips and the shoulders towards the front and reach out through the finger tips, reaching towards the side walls. Turn...

Instructions: 1. From High Lunge Pose with the right knee bent, engage the legs to ground down through the feet, and inhale the hands up to the bent knee. Use the arms to draw the torso back slightly. Make sure the right knee is directly over the...

Instructions: 1. Lie on your belly, with the arms crossed under your head. Rest the forehead on the wrists of the hands. 2. Close the eyes and let your whole body relax into the floor.  Let the heels turn out and let the legs flop open. 3. Breathe deeply, pressing...