Heart rate variability is increasingly acknowledged as a health variable that can offer insights into how healthy you are and how well you deal with stress. Learn more about this important biomarker and preliminary studies on how it is affected by yoga practice. 

Nourish Yourself - 5 Tips for Replenishing Your Energy

In the past two weeks the pile of unopened mail in my kitchen has grown taller and more unruly. Every so often I try to neaten its edges but I have done nothing to reduce its size. It’s not that I don’t want... Read more

3 Yoga Practices To Help Calm Career Anxieties

When it comes to the nature of one’s career, and its future trajectory, there are so many possibilities nowadays. With some working entirely through the “app” economy (e.g. through Uber, Thumbtack, et cetera... Read more

How Yogic Breathing Brings Relief from Stress

Yogic, or conscious breathing is the cornerstone of any yoga practice. Yogic breathing, through the nostrils, is longer, fuller and deeper, and has profound effects on the mind and emotional state. If the... Read more

Rest for Stress Relief, Healing and Strength

When we talk about physical fitness, we focus quite a bit on how to strengthen, build, exert, tone, engage, etc.... but we seem to forget the purpose and value of rest as a part of those pursuits. I am not... Read more

Let Your Light Shine – The Power of Prana in Fostering Health and Healing

A core concept in the yoga tradition has always been the idea of working with Prana (life force energy) to foster greater healing and well-being. While we in the Western world tend to think of yoga in terms of... Read more

Tapping Into The Power of The Vagus Nerve - How Your Breath Can Change Your Relationships:

Did you know that chronic stress undermines your behavior in relationships? Applied neuroscience research shows that when your brain and nervous system are dominated by the stress response you are prone to... Read more