A study conducted by Brian D. Carter and his team at the American Cancer Society reveals that breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver damage, kidney failure and infections can be added to smoking's existing roster of health risks.
The lab range used for routine testing has been a controversial topic in medicine in recent years. There is much debate and arguing as to what the actual range should be and what normal is.
We squeeze and breathe, feeling that support, and then the release as we both let go, laughing. We walk out of the studio to the soundtrack of birdsong, our chests lifting up towards the morning sun.
When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.
Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.
March has been proclaimed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, spotlighting MS awareness, support and resources. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic...
Like any rewarding action and practice, meditation does take discipline. But discipline should be an act of joy and loving devotion, not punishment. Remember that you are meditation to give your mind and heart the best chance to experience life fully, and enjoy the beauty of solitude!
I've changed so dramatically since I've gotten older and started practicing yoga; I haven't slowed down with age -- instead, I've sped up. I do things now that I never would even have considered in my younger years. Recently, I started wondering how a conversation with my former self might go.
I lived in Delhi at the turn of the century with my recently widowed mother and my grandmother who was widowed at 25. Three women in that apartment, w...
I try to approach my career like yoga. I stretch and bend myself to test the limits of my ability. When I get too comfortable, I stretch myself further, learning new mental postures that expand myself beyond my comfort zone. Stretching ourselves beyond what we know is how we grow.
Research shows that when sleep is disrupted, cortisol levels are shifted away from optimal, perpetuating sleep issues by throwing off hormone levels and increasing inflammation. Therefore getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Habits -- Good; Bad; Conscious; Unconscious -- our daily lives are laden with them. You need to build a deeper awareness of your body to start buildi...
Could I even do 108 Sun Salutations? Would it feel like running a marathon or a 3K? Would the shoulder-stressing downward-dogs become unbearable after, say, round 36? Or round five? And, most importantly, would it quiet my mind?
With apologies to T.S. Eliot, April is not the cruelest month. February is far more foreboding. Even as hope springs eternal, Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. We're tempted to crawl back into our proverbial holes and, if we have no sweetheart, we may feel like staying there well past Valentine's Day.
I fed him and showered him and fell in love with him. I invited him to stay and he did. He moved in with me. It took us eight years to commit to marriage, but we already had the relationship. We've been together for 32 years.
This is an interview with Kelly Wood, who opened Karuna Yoga studio in Los Angeles in 2002. Since the opening of the studio, she has taught kids yog...