Mobility

Posture Perfect: 4 Yoga Poses to Help You Stand Taller

Posture Perfect: 4 Yoga Poses to Help You Stand Taller

Ever catch a glimpse of yourself in a store window and feel horrified at how hunched your posture is? Many of our daily activities—driving in a car, working at a computer—contribute to the rounding of the upper back and shoulders. So does stress. Try this four yoga poses perfect for releasing upper back tension so you can stand taller.

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Waking Up Your Piggies: Big Toe Mobility Key to Balance

Waking Up Your Piggies: Big Toe Mobility Key to Balance

Understanding the role of the big toe points out why you should include toe mobility exercises in your yoga routine. Here’s a brief primer on the anatomy of your big toe as well as three yoga exercises you can do to wake up and strengthen your all-important big toes.

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Beat the Heat: Ayurvedic Guide to Summer Eating

Beat the Heat: Ayurvedic Guide to Summer Eating

To counterbalance summer’s heat, Ayurveda recommends favoring foods that are lighter and easy to digest, especially foods that are moist and sweet, bitter or astringent in flavor. Read my short guide to the best (and worst!) foods for keeping Pitta in check during the dog-days of summer.

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Fast Fixes for Aching Feet: Yoga for Plantar Fasciitis

Fast Fixes for Aching Feet: Yoga for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation or micro-tearing of the soft tissue along the arch of the foot. Since it is most debilitating first thing in the morning, try this simple yoga routine you can do in bed before your feet ever hit the floor.

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8 Everyday Hacks for Better Balance

8 Everyday Hacks for Better Balance

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike? Remember how wobbly and uncertain you were? While it’s true that you never forget how to ride a bike, maintaining your ability to balance as you age takes continued practice.

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