7 Things You Can Do…

Concerned about injuring yourself when you do yoga?  This may help: the collective wisdom from several of us Dancing Crow teachers boiled down to one digestible list of 7 things to remember… 1.       Listen to the wisdom in your body.  … Continue reading

Yoga hurts?

A science writer assembled some stories and statistics about injuries in yoga, which the editors of the New York Times published in the Times Magazine  last Sunday.  It was subsequently glossed on NBC Nightly News, and then picked up yesterday … Continue reading

What ails you?

  If you’re among the millions of women in the U.S. with fibromyalgia, yoga may offer hope for relief.  Here’s an article by an MD which summarizes several research reports and offers guidelines for fibromyalgia sufferers to practice yoga.   Women … Continue reading

Getting physical

“If you want to see what your thoughts were yesterday, look at your body today. If you want to see what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today.” – Anonymous Doing asanas (yoga poses) we learn … Continue reading

Great article on the cons (and prose) of hot yoga

This article summarizes some of the research on stretching in a heated room, presenting the research and philosophy in support  staying cool, and it’s followed by an (ahem) heated discussion!    

Why Yogis Breathe through the Nose

Oh, NO! Photo: Want to know some of the science behind all the breathing-through-the-nose business in yoga? The answer is no! Yes, it’s nitric oxide (NO), a wonder-chemical your sinuses produce during nasal breathing, breath retention, and humming. Say “ommmmm;”  the buzzing … Continue reading

This is your brain on yoga

Source: iStockphoto BKS Iyengar wasn’t the last giant to throw light onyoga. Western science does it almost every day, and yoga reflects light back in the other direction. In this two-way outburst of light, we can see new landmarks in the territories … Continue reading