The Little-Known Benefits of the Sun Salutation

The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) is a classic yoga sequence that has been practiced every morning by millions of folks in India for thousands of years. There are numerous benefits of this series of yoga postures (1), but there is one key mostly unknown benefit in particular that I feel compelled to share. It remedies an imbalance that affects just about every modern-day human.


Stabilizing Your Shoulders In Downward Dog

Stabilizing the shoulders has beneficial effects beyond the shoulders. is a complex process involving strengthening the core and then linking the strong core to the shoulders.



“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Oprah Winfrey


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The 10 Foods You Should Always Eat

As a holistic nutritionist, I am often asked what the healthiest foods are, what I think people ‘should’ eat, and what my ‘insider’ tips and tricks are for living a long, healthy life. My answer is always that it is very important for you, the individual, to create a diet and lifestyle that works for your specific physical needs — a diet that fits into your specific work/play lifestyle, and that includes the kinds of food you love to eat. I believe that the joy of eating is something that should never be missing from your plate, and I also believe that the foods that feel amazing in your body, and taste amazing on your tongue can, and should, be the same foods. All that [...]


The Science of Chocolate and Cannabis: How They Combine To Make Powerful Medicines

Chocolate and cannabis are so wonderful that even the mention of both in a sentence is enough to make one giggle. Scientific proof is mounting that both chocolate and cannabis contain healing properties. Their dance is well-known to many, who may have fond memories of gorging through a pan of pot brownies. Indeed, these two super foods are magical but as David Wolfe explains below there is plenty of science that answers ‘how’ and ‘why’ they work so well as medicine.


Hot Yoga: The Dangers and Myths You Need to Know

In the town that I currently live in, I really can’t walk down the street without seeing at least one yoga studio. On top of that, every single yoga studio is a heated studio, meaning that all classes are done in a heated room with a temperature range from around 90 degrees to 117 degrees. Click to read more.


Scientific Research on the Benefits of Yoga

We all know that yoga does a body (and a mind) good. But up until recently, no one could really say with any degree of certainty why—or even how—it improves conditions as varied as depression and anxiety, diabetes, chronic pain, and even epilepsy. Click to read more.


Is the Vagus Nerve the “Medical Holy Grail” for Human Health?

The vagus nerve is a multi-branched network of neurotransmitters that stretches from the brain stem down throughout the neck, thorax and into the abdomen.


How to Learn the Art Of Doing Nothing

Perhaps this is the path where we have to trust that things will just fall into place — almost as if they’re meant to. Let go and open up, and give life a chance to surprise you.