An imbalance of thyroid hormone secretion can negatively affect your metabolism and mood. Read more on how yoga can improve thyroid health and nine poses to reduce related symptoms.
You have probably realized that most yoga classes have at least one twisting pose. Twisting poses are versatile and provide many benefits. Learn how to practice yoga twists safely and when to avoid them.
We hardly notice our digestion when it works efficiently – but when things go wrong, it can make life miserable. Yoga can help the digestive system, and reduce the unpleasant symptoms caused by digestive problems. Find out how it works and the poses you can use to relieve your digestive symptoms.
‘Detox’ is often used as a buzzword with little regard for how the body actually works. This article will help you understand how your body eliminates toxins, and guide you through the best yoga practices for boosting your built-in detox systems.
Yoga sensitizes the pressure receptors in our blood vessels to improve pressure control. It also helps us meet the lifestyle recommendations around exercise and stress management. Learn how yoga helps regulate blood pressure, and the modifications needed for a safe practice with high blood pressure.
Without drowning in lists of muscles with Latin names, we can benefit from an understanding of the principles of anatomy. What do you need to know to make practice safe for yourself or your students? How do bones, muscles, joints and fascia influence yoga practice? This is your guide to yoga anatomy.
Your body’s physical function is affected by a variety of yoga practices. How? Through multiple pathways ranging from the physical effects of movement and poses, to the scientifically verified stimulation of your autonomic nervous system. Read on to learn how yoga affects your body and your health.
Learn how to plan and create a consistent daily yoga practice that will serve you, with expert tips on how to make your new habit stick. This article also covers the styles and elements of yoga you might include in a practice, and gives suggestions for household alternatives to common yoga props.
Boat Pose can easily be modified to suit beginners, or to challenge more experienced yoga practitioners. Drawing on a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and focus, it’s a functional and beneficial addition to your regular yoga practice. Learn more in this helpful guide to Boat Pose.
Virasana is a deceptively simple pose demanding a complex range of motion from the lower body. To protect your joints and muscles, it’s important to practice the pose safely. Learn the how and why of a safe Hero Pose, how Virasana differs from Vajrasana, and which Virasana adaptations might suit you.
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