Mindful Eating: Practicing Yoga Off the Mat

The power of yoga is not just in the action of the practice, but also in the application of awareness, clarity, and joy that the practice provides afterwards. Take the benefits of your yoga practice and invite them into simple daily actions like eating. Eating should be treated as a celebration of the abundance we …

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Create Integrity with Arm Spirals in Downward Facing Dog Yoga pose

Downward Facing Dog pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) comes across as basic forward bending Yoga pose – simple in its application and benefits. However, many yoga participants draw most of their attention to the lower half of the body in trying to achieve flexibility in the posterior lines (hamstring and calf muscles). The lack of attention …

Yoga Inversions and High Blood Pressure

The practice of Yoga poses (Hatha Yoga) offers tremendous health and wellness benefits, but certain health conditions require important modifications and omissions of specific asanas. High blood pressure is a serious health condition that generates many possible contraindications especially in Yoga postures that invert the head below the level of the heart. High blood pressure …

Motivation to Pause: The Benefits of Meditation

Research has revealed that a regular meditation practice can improve psychological and physiological well-being. As one meditates, the brainwave pattern is brought into an alpha state, a level of consciousness that encourages the rejuvenation and healing of the mind and body. This article outlines the vast psychological and physiological benefits of meditation. Physiological Benefits of Meditation * …