Prenatal yoga is designed to improve strength and flexibility in expecting mothers, help prepare the body and the mind for childbirth, and help alleviate symptoms associated with pregnancy. Practicing prenatal yoga may also help reduce depression, stress, and mood swings during your pregnancy. Here’s a prenatal yoga sequence to boost your mood.
Across the struggles and challenges that we face, it’s easy to fall into feelings of self-blame, guilt, and worthlessness. The narratives we attach ourselves to can often lead us to seeing (and believing) the worst in ourselves. But more often than not, the supposed “truths” we tell ourselves are often not true at all. How, […]
You may have already heard of yoga blocks and straps, and may even have a couple of these handy props in your personal inventory. But if you haven’t gotten your hands on yoga bolsters yet, there’s an entire roster of reasons as to why you should. But first: What are yoga bolsters for?
Nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is a type of pranayama. It helps soothe and calm the nervous system, support respiratory health, and promote improved oxygen flow. Here’s how to practice nadi shodhana:
Whether the practice is strong and powerful or gentle and restorative, inversions are a key component of any type of yoga. Moreover, there are many different kinds of inversions–from the challenging pincha mayurasana to the relaxing viparati karani. But what are the benefits of inversions?
Experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling chaotic and conflicted–especially amidst a pandemic. Though there are many healthy ways to manage and cope with these, one way is to practice mindfulness and meditation. Today’s meditation is all about finding comfort amidst conflict.