Spending a lot of time on your yoga mat stretching your hamstrings? Stop! That’s the advice of some long-time yoga practitioners who say the forward fold with straight legs is not only something some of us will never achieve, but it’s something for which we shouldn’t even be striving. This begs the question: huh?! Continue reading Bend Your Knees
It’s an interesting idea to think of a yoga mat as a prescription for fibromyalgia. This debilitating condition affects about 10 million Americans (obviously more worldwide) every year. It is often misdiagnosed and consequently mistreated and can lead to years of chronic pain, depression, and loss of quality of life. Fortunately, with better diagnostics and more alternative solutions available, many are finding that an asana yoga practice can be part of the path toward relief. And it makes sense. Continue reading Yoga and Fibromyalgia
When your yoga mat has been rolled up and stuck in a corner or tucked under a piece of furniture for too long, if you listen closely, you can hear it calling to you. Then maybe a little guilt sets in: you should be practicing, but for whatever reason, you just haven’t made the time. The combination of the lack of physical activity and the negative feeling over not practicing make for an unhealthy combination. Continue reading The Neglected Yoga Practice
You may not have room at work to roll out your favorite yoga mat, but you know there are times when a brief yoga routine would do wonders for your peace of mind and performance. So what’s a person to do? Modify your practice. That’s all. And it’s pretty easy, so instead of reaching for that caffeinated beverage after lunch, give these few yoga sequences a try and you’ll feel great about making it through the day without stimulants. Continue reading Yoga at Work? Yes!