Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health Feel busy? Overwhelmed? Like you need more hours in the day? This post, a Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health, is for you! Women, let's face it, we need more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all that is expected of us. We manage the majority of households in the US, perform the overwhelming majority of all house related tasks and work, and oh … [Read more...] about Yogic Breath Practice for Women’s Health
Breathing For A Safer Spine: The Yogic TATD Breath The deeper stabilizers of the trunk are well supported in the literature, such as transversus abdominus (TvA), to be the major players of lumbopelvic force closure. They are responsible, as part of a global stabilizing system, in conjunction with the multifidi and other synergists such as the respiratory diaphragm and the pelvic floor … [Read more...] about Breathing Better for A Safer Spine: The Yogic TATD Breath (Video)
Labor & Delivery Yoga: Better Birth is Only a Breath Away I have had the absolute joy of giving birth three times. Although I have other secret weapons for labor and delivery, I believe this one is the most important for managing pain, preventing panic or anxiety, and maintaining adequate oxygenation, no matter what type of birth you are planning. The secret weapon is simple: Your … [Read more...] about Labor & Delivery Yoga: Better Birth is Only a Breath Away
Download the final "sleepytime" pose for this week. Remember to download all the poses from this week. Also recall last week's deep abdominal breathing and sandbag breathing. This entire practice will help you relax, renew, breathe better, and get you ready for a great night's rest. … [Read more...] about Sleep Better Tonight: Part 5 of 5
Download the "sleepytime" pose for this evening's practice. This pose is meant to follow the others in the series. Please try to do the other poses first before attempting this pose.Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Sleep Better Tonight: Part 4 of 5
Yesterday and today's practices focus on increasing your hip mobility. There is a high correlation, supported by research, that hip tightness or restriction can contribute to or increase low back pain.If you are dealing with any type of pain on an ongoing basis, especially low back pain, this pose can help ease pain and promote sleep simultaneously. I don't know about you, but I don't like wasting … [Read more...] about Sleep Better Tonight: Part 3 of 5
This week I will offer you a complete yoga program to help you sleep better. Each day will be dedicated to 1 resotorative posture.Performing each posture on a daily basis will improve hip mobility, which is well supported in research to decrease low back pain. In addition, each posture will help diminish low back pain through gradual stretch and gentle movement.Restorative yoga is unlike typical … [Read more...] about Sleep Better Tonight: Part 2
Sleep is one of the biggest risk factors in loss of health. When you do not get enough sleep, every facet of your body suffers. Harvard University's Division of Sleep Medicine is leading the way in both researching and promoting awareness of the crucial importance of sleep. Just because we get ready for bed, climb under the covers, switch off the lights and close our eyes does not mean we will … [Read more...] about Sleep Better Tonight!