Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yoga for Better Sleep

If you aren't a regular reader of Boston Magazine's Hub Health blog, you need to be. They have a fresh mix of health stories and advice columns that are always updated on the regular.

Here's the latest yoga article where I feature the best poses to help you ease into a night of blissful sleep:

5 Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

Try these yoga poses for better, more restful sleep.

What is one thing that everybody wants more of, and nobody seems to be getting enough? No, not that. But we did cover how to have better sex through yoga last week. Now we are talking about sleep. Harvard Medical School conducted a study in which they taught 20 people yoga breathing and techniques. At the end of the study, researchers found that participants had significantly improved sleep efficiency, total sleep time, total wake time, sleep onset, and wake time after sleep onset.

Stacey Allaire, instructor at Rasamaya yoga studio in Newburyport suggests trying these five poses for better sleep:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Savasana Reading: What is Yoga?

This is an excerpt taken from one of my most cherished readings on yoga, Meditations from the Mat  by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison. Whether you're a yoga instructor, practitioner or simply someone who wants to connect on a deeper level, this book is for you. There are countless nuggets of information that teach you about yoga, while also inspiring you to take a closer look inward.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Five Yoga Poses for Better Sex

Here's a big shout out to the fab folks at Boston Magazine's Hub Health. Here's my latest feature in the pub. Be sure to check it out online, too

Research shows that practicing yoga can heat up your sex life.
yoga poses

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Yoga May Benefit People With Irregular Heartbeats

The latest in yoga research has revealed once again the all-encompassing health benefits from practicing yoga. It's crazy to me, that people think yoga is 'just stretching' or a 'whole lotta breathing.' Sometimes you have to smile and nod when people tell me these types of things about yoga.