Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.
The prominent New York yoga teacher counsels us never to berate ourselves about our practice and to set aside time for asanas and exploration of different yoga traditions.
As Pilates expands its reach and creative potential, it goes beyond improving people’s posture to enhance coordination and self-confidence and reduce stress.
If even touching our toes is too much of a stretch, restorative yoga might be a good first move. It uses pillows, blocks and blankets to support the body in deeply healthful asanas.
Yoga, with its long slow stretches and inner focus, complements and balances the physical iron-pumping and competitive culture of bodybuilding.
With certain movements, we can avoid the stiffness, poor circulation and swollen feet that often accompany long plane flights.
The latest authoritative studies on yoga are showing its healing power for conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes to daily anxiety.
Don’t get hung up on the om-ing! Increasingly men are turning to yoga for its physical and therapeutic benefits.