Deep Breathing Might Have Benefits We’re Only Beginning to Understand

Sundar Balasubramanian. Balaji Parthasarathy   As a cell biologist, Sundar Balasubramanian never forgot his rural southern Indian roots, or the traditional practices his uncle, the village healer, exposed him to. Today, as a researcher and assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, Balasubramanian has turned his...

What happens to your brain and body when you do yoga regularly

Over 36 million Americans practice yoga— a popular exercise that can have profound benefits to your mental and physical health. Studies show yoga can improve flexibility, which in turn can help treat and prevent back pain. Yoga and meditation have also been shown to...

Why Yoga? 6 Steps to Relieve Anxious Moods Naturally

I’m anxious. Anxious traveler. Anxious driver. Anxious mother. There I said it. It was only when I found yoga with psychotherapy that I could regulate it on the spot. Now I use mind/body approaches in all my work. Why?   Science has shown that the body keeps...

MINDFULNESS: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH?

Mindfulness is a word you hear a lot these days, but few can explain what it actually means. In its most simplest form, it means paying attention to the present moment without judging external thoughts that enter into your mind. The term has surged in use in...

8 Meditations To Help You Destress During The Holidays

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images   If you're not stressed out on the regular, you are one of the lucky ones. A new report from Everyday Health found that 68 percent of millennial women put themselves last, and the holidays only add to feelings of stress and...

Allergies & Aches? Feel Better With This Simple Meditation

Photo: Courtesy of Elya. Seems a lot of people are sick these days with ailments ranging from allergies to stress related aches and pains. This is a simple meditation for overall health as it stimulates every organ to greater vitality. The breath and arm rotation energize...

How to practice mindfulness exercises

    Mindfulness is a type of meditation where you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.     Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling...