Should you try the keto diet?
It’s advertised as a weight-loss wonder, but this eating plan is actually a medical diet that comes with serious risks. Image: © valentinrussanov/Getty Images In the world of weight-loss diets, low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plans often grab attention. The Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins diets all fit into that category. They are sometimes referred to as […]
WHY PRACTICE YOGA AT HOME?
Home yoga practice: we all know we should be doing it, but why bother, when we could just attend a class anyway? If you needed any further urging, a recent preliminary study suggests frequency and duration of home practice may be the key to reaping the most benefits from your yoga practice. To conduct the study, […]
WHAT YOU NEED TO START YOGA
One of the great things about yoga is that you don’t really need anything to practice yoga. But we do recommend the following to support and enhance your practice. 1. YogaBasics.com Premium MembershipOur Premium Membership makes it easy to start a yoga practice! with 25 yoga sequences, streaming audio, bigger pictures and tons more.Sign Up […]
7 TIPS FOR MINDING YOUR YOGA MANNERS
Is my mat welcome in class? It’s a question each of us might ask, whether we’re unrolling our yoga mats for the first time or the thousandth. Yoga is, after all, an awareness practice, and being mindful includes sensitivity to and consideration for others. A yoga studio may not be Romper Room, but a few simple “dos […]
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT YOGA BLOCK
A yoga block or brick is one of the most popular yoga props to use in a yoga class. Yoga props were popularized by the late B.K.S. Iyengar as tools to support the body to allow a deeper expression of a yoga pose’s alignment. Yoga blocks are most often used as an extension of one’s hands, but are also […]
WATCH: SKY COWANS ASKS HER FRIENDS “WHAT IS YOGA?”
From newly-minted yogis just setting foot into their first class to teachers who have been helping others find their way for years, the word yoga means something different to everyone. That’s what inspired Los Angeles-based content creator and yoga enthusiast Sky Cowans to create this fun, short video. In the video, Sky asks several of her yoga […]
Why Are So Many of Us Living With Unmanageable Stress?
It was recently reported in The Guardian that three in four Britons have felt overwhelmed by stress in the past year. Over in the USA, there’s a similar picture. The American Psychological Association’s 2015 ‘Stress in America’ snapshot found that 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the month prior to […]
11 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE
The tradition of yoga holds great depth and diversity, providing us with endless opportunities to explore and grow. While improving strength and flexibility are two obvious places to focus in order to progress in yoga, there are many other, more subtle, paths and tools that can help you become more proficient in your practice. This […]
The 8 Limbs of Yoga and How They Help With Addiction Recovery
If my friends and family members met me for the first time around a decade ago, they wouldn’t recognize me. In fact, some of them are still awestruck at the changes I have gone through these past 10 years. You see, I used to be an addict. The term is thrown around loosely nowadays, yet […]
CREATING YOGIC INTENTIONS FOR A NEW YOU
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Here we are again, crossing the threshold into a new year. We are collectively drawn, not by astrological phenomenon, but by the collective intention, to review the past year and make plans for the new one. New Year’s resolutions are […]