Do you spend your day hunched over a laptop or with your head bent at an unnatural angle while texting or checking email or Facebook updates on your smartphone? If so, pause for a second, sit up straight, and take notice: you may be setting yourself up for chronic neck pain and even spine damage.

A Daily Yoga Sequence for Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain impacts so many people. In fact, the International Pelvic Pain Society estimates that over 25 million women suffer from chronic pelvic pain. While the number is generally lower in men, some studies... Read more
yoga instructor demonstrating chair yoga pose for back health

Banish the Slouch: Chair Yoga for Healthier Posture

Yoga is truly for everyone, but especially for readers, who tend to sit in slouched, hunched positions for hours at a time. I teach this class at library events and book signings, but even those of you too far... Read more
Female yoga student practicing seated forward bend (paschimottanasana) with yoga bolster for support.

Yoga and High Blood Pressure: A Sequence to Help Reduce Stress

Chances are at least one person in your life—a family member, someone you work with, or a good friend—has high blood pressure and takes one or more pills a day to bring it under control. Why so likely? Because... Read more
Woman practicing yoga in Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Healthy Aging: Why What You Do Today Matters Tomorrow

We have the power to age well. It just takes a little insight, effort, and of course, the right mindset. So the first step is identifying where we want to be at “X” age. Since I plan to live to be 120, and I... Read more
Woman practicing yoga salabhasana locust pose.

Baby Backbends: Yoga's Quiet Powerhouse Poses

You won’t see them on Instagram. There are so many other backbends that look way more impressive on a sunset-drenched beach. In fact, they may barely register as backbends when you look at the outer form... Read more
mature yoga woman practicing yoga for healthy aging

Beat The Chronological Clock: 8 Steps Toward Vibrant Aging With Yoga

We like to blame a lot of things on aging: our lack of energy, our stiff joints, and sore muscles, our rounded shoulders, and our expanding waistlines. But are these changes in our body and functioning... Read more
yoga class of women doing slow yoga for pelvic floor health

Slow It Down! A Mindful Yoga Practice for Pelvic Floor Health and Beyond

“Ok, let’s try that again, but I want you to do it a little bit more slowly.” “Let’s see if you can do that with a little bit less tension.” “Do you feel how your neck is working while you’re trying to move... Read more
Yoga woman chest shoulders Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

Chest and Shoulder Relief: Yoga for Your “Computer Body”

Do you ever find yourself hunched over your keyboard, shoulders up around your ears and a dull ache taking hold in your upper back? Yeah, me too. That’s why this simple chest opening is one of my favorite five... Read more
Woman practicing yoga, warrior I with chair

Take a 5-Minute Recess: 3 Yoga Poses to Reduce the Negative Effects of Sitting

There are several ways you can counteract the adverse effects of sitting. First, examine the way you sit and notice if the chair you sit in is hurting you or helping. Second, learn to take a five-minute-stand-... Read more
woman practicing yoga outside with upright posture with Chin Mudra Hands

Posture and Personality: How Changing Your Posture Can Change Your Perspective

We like to blame our posture on our genetics, on job stress, or long hours spent at the computer. But did you know that our posture can be primarily determined by our personality? Our posture, facial... Read more