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...

Special needs yoga

Special needs yoga: from disabilities to chronic illness and cancer, the group making yoga accessible to all Hong Kong’s Yama Foundation teaches yoga to children and adults with various disabilities and illnesses who might otherwise not get to practise it Since 2016, the foundation has...

5 Simple Ways to Fall Back in Love with Your Yoga Practice

Less enamored with your practice these days? Try these tips to spice things back up. If you’re looking to breathe new life into your yoga practice, there are a few tactics you can try. Here are five simple ways to spice up your practice both on...

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...

CAN PRACTICING YOGA MAKE YOU NICER? I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS

Photo: Getty Images/Thomas Barwick I was such an Oscar the Grouch before yoga class the other day. Not only was I was not looking forward to it, I also was consumed with a sense of dread about having to move through my flow. But once I was on my...

Flexible Routine

A 10-minute postrun yoga sequence that will improve your range of motion and prevent injury.   PEATHEGEE INCGETTY IMAGES Most runners wouldn't describe themselves as limber or loose—especially after logging a five-, 10-, or 20-miler. But practicing yoga after your workouts can remedy that. By increasing blood and...

6 Ways to Lead With Your Heart—Both On and Off Your Mat

The best part? All of these tactics can help you breathe new life into everything you do, and help you connect more deeply with everyone in your world. Here are seven ways leading this teacher training in China helped show me how to lead with my...

Afghanistan’s only yoga studio: A calm oasis for war-weary women

Fakhria Momtaz, who set up a yoga hub in 2016, explains why women's wellbeing is important in a war-torn nation. Fakhria Momtaz started Afghanistan's first and only yoga studio in 2016 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]   Kabul, Afghanistan - At the Momtaz Yoga Center, Afghanistan's only yoga studio in...

Yoga linked to lowered blood pressure with regular practice

FILE PHOTO: Attendees perform yoga during an event called "Yoga por la paz" (Peace through Yoga) before the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a sideline event ahead of the Group 20 summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Adults...