Women's Health Advice

  • What's Up To Date Yoga?
    26 Sep 2018

    What's Up To Date Yoga?

    by NinaTaro Fields by Heidi Santschi of Heidi Santschi Garden DesignLately I’ve been writing a lot about the original meaning of yoga (see Spiritual
  • All Approximately Your Shoulders
    28 Sep 2018

    All Approximately Your Shoulders

    by NinaYour shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) is a ball and socket joint. This joint attaches both to your ball of your arm bone (head of the humerus) and
  • My New Favourite Pose
    03 Oct 2018

    My New Favourite Pose

    by NinaWhen you really tune into your body, you may notice that certain areas are particularly tight or restricted, maybe even so much so that they’re
  • All Concerning The Sanskrit Names Of Yoga Poses
    04 Oct 2018

    All Concerning The Sanskrit Names Of Yoga Poses

    by NinaI’ve heard so many complaints over the years from both yoga teachers and yoga practitioners that learning the Sanskrit names of poses is just too
  • What's An Complex Yoga Apply? (rerun)
    05 Oct 2018

    What's An Complex Yoga Apply? (rerun)

    by NinaYear-Old Snow and New Snow by Philip AmdalA number of years ago, I encouraged a close friend of mine, M, to join me in taking Rodney Yee’s advanced
  • Friday Q&a: Pituitary Tumor And Yoga
    12 Oct 2018

    Friday Q&a: Pituitary Tumor And Yoga

    Q: I had a pituitary tumor removed (from under my brain in the pituitary chasm, apparently they are quite common!) 7 years ago. It affected my peripheral
#metoo And Ashtanga Yoga

#metoo And Ashtanga Yoga

by NinaThere was a request on Facebook today to share photos, which have just been made public, of Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga school of yoga, sexual assaulting his student Karen Rain in... read more
A Yoga Pose For My Dental Hygienist

A Yoga Pose For My Dental Hygienist

by NinaI’ve been seeing the same two dental hygienists, Deb and Gail, for 32 years now. So, when I visit every six months, they check in with me a bit about my life, especially about what my kids... read more
Scoliosis And Yoga: The Large Image

Scoliosis And Yoga: The Large Image

by NinaI was looking at my scoliosis in an X-ray the other day. Yep, it was definitely there! I could clearly see how some of my lumbar spinal bones were actually rotated, though there was not much... read more
Video of the Week: Reclined One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Video of the Week: Reclined One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

This reclined version of One-Legged King Pigeon Pose is similar to the forward bending variation of the classic pose, but doing the pose in a reclined position rather than upright reduces the stress... read more
All Approximately Your Hip Joints

All Approximately Your Hip Joints

Most of us think about our “hips” as the entire pelvic area—front, back, and sides. For example, when we take our hip measurements to determine our pants size, we put the tape measure all... read more
Video of the Week: Crocodile Twist

Video of the Week: Crocodile Twist

This version of the Crocodile twist begins with a dynamic practice that you do hands free to increase the work of your core muscles as you twist and unwind. You will then hold the pose statically,... read more
Which Method Will Have To Your Shoulder Blades Pass? (rerun)

Which Method Will Have To Your Shoulder Blades Pass? (rerun)

by BaxterLet’s talk about the shoulder blades today. Recently, while evaluating my newest batch of teacher trainees during their teaching intensive, I was surprised to hear the instructions to... read more
Flat Ft: Can Yoga Lend A Hand?

Flat Ft: Can Yoga Lend A Hand?

by RamWalking Woman by Martiros SarianA year ago, an individual I will call Maria to protect her privacy sent me a mail asking if I could suggest a suitable Ayurvedic intervention program to correct... read more
Video of the Week: Brahma Mudra

Video of the Week: Brahma Mudra

This version of Brahma mudra is a practice that includes both sound and movements of your head and neck. Practicing this mudra has practical benefits for the health of your upper back, neck, and... read more
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