I find sitting for meditation is the most difficult aspect of the practice, for many reasons. One being, it took me a long time to like myself. Have you ever had a friend that constantly talks about the same thing over and over? And then...

I won't lie, it is not easy. But it should not hurt. One may feel a stretch and you most likely will feel it afterwards, but sharp pains during the practice are not wanted. The exercises done in a yoga class build stamina, strength and...

(Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness) Concentrate. When you can focus the mind on japa, using a mantra and mala beads to help silence the mind. Last month you learned to control your senses by turning inward to become more aware of your mind. Dharana is...

Yoga improves key components in your physical health, slowing down the aging process. Here are 3 anti-aging benefits of yoga: 1. Balance Our body and our brain are both integral factors of our ability to balance. Yoga allows you to practice balance on a safe and effective level. 2. Flexibility Yoga brings comfort to your...

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. 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...