Diaphragmatic Breathing in Yoga: Benefits and Technique 

Diaphragmatic Breathing in Yoga: Benefits and Technique 

The conscious use of the breath is a key component in yoga. While there are many different breathing techniques, the main yogic breath to use throughout your practice is the diaphragmatic breath, also known as belly breathing or abdominal breathing. This is a type of breathing that involves using your diaphragm instead of your chest to…

7 Morning Breathing Exercises to Boost Energy and Productivity

7 Morning Breathing Exercises to Boost Energy and Productivity

Establishing a morning breathing practice is a quick and potent way to boost your health and prepare for a successful day. They’re easy enough to fit into your daily routine and they can help you wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the world! You can practice these just about anywhere at anytime—in your…

12 Morning Yoga Tips to Start and Sustain Your Practice

12 Morning Yoga Tips to Start and Sustain Your Practice

A morning yoga practice is a great routine to help you relieve stress and tension, increase your ability to concentrate and focus, and to boost your energy levels. Just a few minutes of yoga in the morning boosts your immune system, increases your metabolism, improves your mood and promotes mental wellbeing. Despite all the amazing benefits of morning…

Growing Medical Recognition of Yoga as a Treatment for Anxiety

Growing Medical Recognition of Yoga as a Treatment for Anxiety

By Dr. Sat Bir S. Khalsa Perceived stress and anxiety can be a normal and healthy response to life circumstances. But for some, the fast pace and uncertainty of modern society causes debilitating levels of stress and anxiety. Chronic, unmanaged stress hurts our quality of life and is responsible for an increase in health issues…

4 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Dental Health

4 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Dental Health

If you’ve ever had problems with your teeth, you probably know that they aren’t easy to take care of. There are simple things you can do to improve your dental health, like brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and avoiding sugary foods and drinks. But did you know that yoga’s stretching and breathing exercises can also improve…

How to Use Yoga as a Self-Care Tool

How to Use Yoga as a Self-Care Tool

There are many paths, goals, intentions, and different ways to approach the practice of yoga. The ancient yogis originally used it as a form of meditation and path of enlightenment. Now, most people practice to increase strength and flexibility, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost energy levels. Besides being an effective mind-body workout, yoga also provides…

Yoga for Modern City Life: Hatha Yoga  Most Popular in the US

Yoga for Modern City Life: Hatha Yoga Most Popular in the US

There are actually several branches of yoga, including bhakti, the yoga of devotion, and jnana, the yoga of knowledge. The most widely practiced branch in the US, the one typically offered at gyms and exercise studios, is hatha yoga, which is physical yoga. But there also are different styles of hatha yoga, from the exercise-intense…