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.
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.
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.
Summer is pitta season according to Ayurveda. Here are five (5) tips to help you stay cool this summer.
Dread stepping on the scale at your annual physical? Cringe when looking at the photos of yourself from your niece’s wedding? While yoga is not a band-aid for excess weight, it is a valuable tool in the middle-age “battle of the bulge.”
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.
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.