Editor's Note: Dharma is one of my teachers in NY City, and his sun salutes have evolved to include forearm balance and splits since his classes draws advanced practitioners. Here is a nice presentation of the basic sun salutations. ~Donna
Workplace romances are always risky – you must consider the possibility that if the relationship dies, the other person will live on to remind you that there are still people in this world you can truly despise. Thus, when a trusted colleague suggested that she could envision me dating one of the students at the local yoga studio we managed, I immediately rolled my eyes and scoffed at the idea...
Editor's Note from Vasilena Toneva: One woman's experience of dating a spiritual player.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Yoga is one of the most beneficial healing modalities. Each Ayurvedic dosha can be balanced via a unique yogic practice. For Pitta, soothing asanas and cooling pranayama will relax and quell rising fire and water elements. This Chopra Center video offers a beautiful demonstration of a Pitta soothing Yogic practice. Namaste.
by Kelley Harrison While the idea of using cloth pads for menstruation is not a new one, it has seen a huge increase in popularity over the last decade or so. More and more women seek to make healthier choices for themselves and the environment, and using cloth menstrual pads allows women to do both.
I accept the fact that you may judge me, but I drink coffee and at this particular moment I have no intention of stopping. I was on a successful coffee fast for over a decade when evil forces disguised as the guy behind the counter at The Coffee Bean sucked me back in, and I could not be more grateful...
Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: I must admit that I love coffee... so anything putting coffee and yoga together is notable in my book! The author is yoga instructor and studio owner, Ally Hamilton. In this piece, she reminds us that sometimes the simplest thoughts or gestures on your part, may turn out be something important or special to someone else. So, be mindful of the energy you spread.
(NaturalNews) Have a serious heart rhythm problem and trying alternative and complementary approaches to help? If so, the odds are you might well be told by your mainstream doctor and even family and friends that those therapies are "quackery" and you need to totally rely on Big Pharma drugs or surgery...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White:Acupressure - the application of pressure at specific points along the meridian system - addresses the health of the human energy system. Now, clinical studies presented at the at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EuroHeart Care Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland, reveal that acupressure and medical yoga reduce blood pressure and heart rates in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other serious complications.
At times when your Work/Life Balance equation feels out of whack at the office, I offer you this 4-pose yoga sequence to inject some peace and balance into an otherwise hectic day. This will take less time than an extra-long lunch or a midday sanity-saving trip to the coffee shop. Remember to breathe deeply in and out through your nose throughout this sequence. Deepening the breath is key to helping your body recover from stressful stimuli...
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