Although the body has a complete set of systems to keep it healthy and clean internally, modern lifestyles and feeding habits have become extremely taxing on the digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems. The results of this is an overwhelmed detoxification arsenal leading to chronic fatigue, stress and a host of medical conditions. It is no […]

The key to true mind-body balance? Understanding your body’s natural needs—how to eat, cook, cleanse, and heal—through each season. In our upcoming online course Ayurveda 101, Larissa Carlson, former dean of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda, and John Douillard, founder of and best-selling author, demystify yoga’s elemental sister science. Sign up now—winter session begins Dec. […]

Standing Head-to-Knee pose, also known as Dandayamana Janushirasana, is a full body strengthener that challenges your balance and focus. Although the pose sounds simple, it demands flexibility in the hips, upper back and hamstrings, exceptional balance, and practice and patience to execute properly. Standing Head-to-Knee Pose offers a variety of benefits for the body and […]

Wrist pain and injury is common among yogis. The wrists are weight-bearing in many yoga poses, such as plank and crow pose, which can cause injuries if your wrists are weak or tight. Our wrists go through a great deal of repetitive motions in yoga and in daily life, which means that taking proper care […]

Yoga poses build off one another to prepare the mind and body for advanced postures. Some add strength, others add stretch, and a few may just help prepare the mind. One-Legged Wheel pose, or eka pada urdhva dhanurasana, is a literal extension of urdhva dhanurasana (also called Wheel pose). This advanced backbend builds on Wheel […]

The splits. Otherwise known as the arch-nemesis of those of us who are quite tall, are not naturally very bendy, or simply find the splits to be very intimidating. This pose requires pretty intense flexibility pretty much everywhere in your body, particularly in your hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, and lower back. So, in honor of the […]

Once you know how to breathe mindfully, you can use the practice to help you through challenging times. It’s not about denying feelings or changing them; it’s accepting them exactly as they are, while opening awareness to the calming quality of our breath. Like many people, I had heard about mindfulness. I knew that it […]