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...

Stretches to Strengthen Your Core

Ever had a bad spasm from bending down to pick up your child or tie your shoes?   Keeping your core muscles -- the workhorses that stabilize your spine -- flexible with a stretching routine can help prevent this common occurrence and protect your back in general.   The...

Toe Stretches to Try Right Now

  Most toe stretches improve flexibility and mobility. Others also increase toe strength. Some are good for specific conditions, such as bunions and plantar fasciitis. When you do the stretches in this article, you should feel the stretch in your toes or other parts of your foot...

Find Your Breath, Find Your Practice: Yoga is For Everyone

Inhale. I entered my freshman year of college at one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and received the dreading news, I was injured. What started as a nagging pain results in my shins feeling like they were on fire. Aleve was my best...

Dancing in the Rain: On Becoming More Emotionally Resilient

During the first half of my life, I tried to find THE solution to my depression and anxiety — a cure that would forever eradicate my symptoms. I was a gullible consumer of dogmatic books and advice promising Nirvana: by balancing my gut bacteria, by...

10 Amazing Things That Happen When You Do Yoga Every Day

The yoga industry has seen its fair share of fads—goat yoga, boozy yoga, and naked yoga, just to name a few—but there's one thing that remains a constant: People always roll out their mats. That's because it's an excellent way to get sweaty and centered,...

8 great things about yoga in the winter

Trade your cosy sweater for spandex and hit the yoga studio – you’ll be happy you did (even on the coldest day of the year). Here’s why you should do yoga in the winter. A winter yoga practice When it’s freezing outside, it can sometimes feel strange...

9 Ways To Shift Your Mindset When You’re Stressed & Overwhelmed

Image by ZOA PHOTO / Stocksy     A licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Samantha Brody has been helping people transform their lives with a creative and personalized approach to stress. In this excerpt from her upcoming book, Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantling Stress From the Inside Out, Dr....

7 Simple Ways to Call in More Joy—and Feel Less Stressed

It can be easy to get caught up in the non-stop “go” of life and lose sight of what brings you the most happiness. If you can relate, this emotional detox is for you.   Clearing toxins from your life—not just your diet—can help you find more...