Breathing seems simple—you breathe in and you breathe out. But there are patterns to our breathing that are of our own creation. These patterns are often artificial strategies for dealing with events in our lives.

Unfortunately, unhealthy breathing patterns affect us adversely in numerous ways. In particular, it is increasingly recognized that deep diaphragmatic breathing is one of the best ways to ensure healthy vagus nerve functioning.

A woman in supported Corpse Pose (Shavasana) to promote body awareness and health

Is Fostering Body Awareness a Key to Health and Healing? An Interview with Tom Myers

Tom Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains, which charts the integrated structural connections, the myofascial meridians that connect all parts of the body. In this interview, Tom discusses the consequences of... Read more

Ana Forrest on Clearing Psychic Smog: Learning to Walk in Beauty

In this interview, Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Yoga U Online, speaks with Ana Forrest, an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing about how to tap into the deep heart and... Read more
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Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

Yoga U contributing writer, Rowan Lommel recently interviewed Sonia Nelson, founder of the Vedic Chant Center in Santa Fe, N.M. She was Rowan’s first yoga teacher and is one of the foremost yoga teachers in... Read more

Yoga for Myofascial Release – An Interview with Chrys Kub

Chrys Kub is founder of BalancedBody Yoga Therapy and a frequent presenter at the conferences of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She has pioneered ground-breaking techniques for integrating... Read more

Dr. Loren Fishman on Using Yoga to Heal Rotator Cuff Injuries

In this interview, Yoga U Online Mg. Editor Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. talks with Dr. Loren Fishman about his groundbreaking discovery of how yoga can be used to treat shoulder injuries. Dr. Fishman has used the... Read more

Amy Weintraub on Best Yoga Techniques for Depression

The ancient yogis believed that we hold life’s traumas and losses in both our psychic (mental-emotional) body and our physical body. If this is indeed the case, the body is an important gateway for relieving... Read more

John Friend: The Radical Quantum Shift of Yoga

YTW-Writer Eva Norlyk Smith recently sat down for an interview with Anusara® yoga founder John Friend. This is the second installment of the interview. YTW: We hear a lot of reports like that about the... Read more