Start with a warm up. The spine needs to be long so hips and lower back will need to be warm for this pose. Think of it more as a shape, you will build up to make two triangles, one with the arm and leg...

(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...

Down dog, or downward facing dog, is a great way to stretch your back and your legs. Plus, it just feels great! But if you do not have a instructor to adjust your form, it can be difficult to get into the correct position. The...

Remember that every body and everybody can do yoga but you have to find what's best for you. The clothes should be comfortable so you can move. You won't be able to do everything on your first class, that's okay!! That's why it's called a...

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...

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...

Definition: Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” It is a gesture made in the belief that there is a divine spark located at the heart chakra within everyone. This gesture...

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...

There is a misconception that yoga is for mainly females but it's something that should be done by men too, especially athletes. There are 5 ways all athletes may benefit from doing yoga.: 1. Core Strength- Most athletes ignore building up their core strength, but it is...

Want to do something that can benefit your career? Yoga is the answer. I'm sure you're asking at this point: "How the heck can yoga help me when I'm working?" To answer your question, yoga directly affects your job performance. Yoga has been proven to scientifically improve...