family yoga

It’s winter, and in many areas of the U.S. (and the Northern Hemisphere generally) it’s too frigid to stay outside for long. That doesn’t change the need, developmentally speaking, for children and teens to move and stretch, to enhance motor skills, learn about their bodies, and simply stay healthy. Though parents’ specific developmental needs are different, they can significantly benefit from those effects as well! Yoga can offer them.

Study of Twins Show Muscle Fitness Linked to Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Study of Twins Shows that Muscle Fitness Predicts Better Cognitive Functioning

“ Leg power predicts both cognitive aging and global brain structure, despite controlling for common genetics and early life environment shared by twins. Interventions targeted to improve leg power in the long... Read more

Free Yoga Video: A Simple Way to Boost Your Energy and Well-being - Two Yoga Techniques to Deepen Your Breath

Breathing has many benefits. For one, it keeps you alive! In addition to circulating oxygen to all parts of the body, however, deep, diaphragmatic breathing has numerous other important benefits. It helps... Read more

Simple and Fun: 4 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Kids

The benefits of yoga have been well documented in scientific literature (1) and the mass media, from improving sleep to aiding physical development. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many parents and... Read more

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The Power of Lifestyle Medicine: Can A Multimodal Approach Slow or Reverse Alzheimer’s?

Most yoga practitioners will remember the revolutionary findings of Dr. Dean Ornish back in the early 1990s, when he first was able to document that a program of yoga and healthy lifestyle measures had proven... Read more

Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the Wellness Revolution — Tapping Into Vast New Teaching Opportunities

The role of yoga and yoga therapy in the wellness revolution has received little attention in the ongoing discussion about how to best develop a yoga therapy profession. Much discussion has centered on how... Read more

A Hidden Key to Healing: The Power of Daily Habits to Foster Health and Balance

Is Ayurveda the original form of lifestyle medicine? In this interview, renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar talks about why our daily habits have tremendous healing power, and how we can harness... Read more

Playtime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Toddlers

As a teacher of “Toddler and Me Yoga,” a class designed for children aged 12 to 36 months, I’m often asked, “How can you possibly expect to teach yoga for that age range?” The questions usually continue with... Read more

Healthy You, Healthy Baby: 5 Best Practices for Yoga and Exercise During Pregnancy

I’ll be honest. I’m writing this as much for myself as I am for you. You see, as a women’s health specialist, I have preached the benefits of yoga and exercise during pregnancy for years. I’ve taught classes... Read more

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine: Frequency of Home Practice Predicts Health Benefits

Ever found it hard to find the time to hit your yoga mat? Of course! We all struggle with finding time for ourselves on the mat. But according to studies, any time you can practice at home pays ample dividends... Read more

New Study: Can Prenatal Yoga Help Labor Pain and Delivery Outcomes?

Childbirth is often described as “a miracle,” yet it is also one of the most physically stressful events that can take place in a woman’s life. Can the practice of yoga during pregnancy support the health of... Read more