FEAR, REALLY? It's just hair:

We have been hearing much about fear lately, fear of where the United States is heading, fear of China, fear who is going to win the election, fear of ISIS, fear or letting people express who they are, etc. you get my point. So I did a check in the other day….And I looked at…

Asana

Asanas are postures to help us get acquainted with our body, which is made of skin, muscles, bones, joints and ligaments, organs, blood vessels, and a nervous system, to name a few. And in yoga, a science and a philosophy, the body consists of so much more. As Dr. R. Thornton presented in a paper,…

Surging Popularity of Yoga

Yoga, a modern practice rooted in over 5000 years of ancient Indian texts and traditions, continues to gain popularity in the United States. A new survey conducted by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal reports that the number of Americans doing yoga has grown by over 50% in the last four years to over 36 million…

Dangers of Pigeon Pose

Of all the postures near and dear to the hearts of so many yoga practitioners, poor misunderstood Pigeon pose may well be the most precarious. Loved by so many, but executed correctly by so few, this pose stands out amongst all others as the most likely to help you and your local orthopedic surgeon get…

Dr. Patricia Visbal Edmondson on Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is rampant, and the recommended doses are woefully inadequate.  My levels have been 10 – 17.  I didn’t pay much attention and kept “forgetting” to address it.     Recently, the grandmother of one of my patients who had been in a train-wreck of an accident, told me she was given Vit…

Have Faith

I have been urging my husband to go with me to a place I think is “Heaven on Earth,” the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, for some time. It is a place that I go to at least once every year. Like food feeds our bodies HI feeds my soul; visits are a must for me,…

4 Poses for a Healthy Heart

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are key causes of heart disease. Increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels result from stress, anxiety, poor diet and lack of physical activity. The American Heart…

Lose Weight with Yoga!

Forget fad diets, turn to yoga to trim that fat! Most people imagine that yoga is something gentle and mindful, not a form of exercise that will help shed excess pounds. But it’s also a fantastic way to get, and keep, the body you want. There’s not just the anecdotal evidence of many yoga devotees…

Trouble Sleeping? Yoga Helps!

If you habitually do not get a good night’s sleep, chances are that you may be aging faster than you should be, in addition to not feeling well and confused thinking. When we sleep, our body repairs on a cellular level and removes toxins. It is therefore necessary to get at least six to eight…

How I've Seen Kids Transform From Yoga

The joy and pleasure I get in going to work everyday comes from being able to watch children blossom into their best self through yoga. I’ve worked with kids as young as 1 and a half years to early teens and have seen a variety of transformations among the ages. As they are already developing…

Standing Neck Strengthener with Vocal cues .

Our throat holds onto many things we wish we would say and often we regret what we have said, strengthening the muscles of the neck helps us to find balance with what we say. This will minimize regrets and release tension. While just standing, take a moment to see how you hold your head….if the…