Teeth Grinding, Facial Pain Have Increased Due to Stress from COVID-19

Scientists have found that many people are experiencing increased teeth grinding and pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is most likely due to the stress and anxiety associated with the pandemic. Anyone who’s under stress is likely to experience jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Certain self-help measures like stress reduction and mindfulness may help. If…

A Sequence for Holding Steady When Things Feel Uncertain

I never expected to learn about emotional stability from chickens. Yet when our family welcomed three hens a few months ago, it amazed me how quickly they settled into a regular routine. Every morning at 6:30 when my husband opens the door to their coop, there they are, waiting expectantly to hop outside. At 10…

Here Are the States Where COVID-19 Is Increasing

Hospitalizations have now surpassed 70,000 nationwide, reaching new records on a daily basis. Go Nakamura/Getty Images   Daily records for new COVID-19 cases in the United States continue to be broken nearly every day as the fall surge of the disease shows no signs of letting up. The New York Times reports the daily average of new COVID-19 cases…

Want to Pay Less for Yoga? There’s An App for That

In late October, Insight Timer, a popular app that boasts the world’s largest library of free guided meditations from renowned speakers, teachers, and authors such as the Dalai Lama, Tara Brach, and Elizabeth Gilbert, launched Insight Yoga, a pay-by-donation livestream yoga platform for a modest audience of 18 million. In its six-year history, the app has grown…

Magic Mushroom Compound Called Psilocybin May Help Treat Depression

The psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, when combined with psychotherapy, relieved symptoms of depression in a small group of people studied. The new study shows the clinical potential of psilocybin, particularly for treating depression that’s resistant to other therapies. This joins a growing body of research that’s found psychedelics to be a helpful therapy for…

This Moong Dal Sprouts Poha Recipe Is Quick, Wholesome And Very Easy

Think breakfast and breakfast staples like omelette, cereals, cheela, butter toast begin to crowd the mind. Another breakfast treat that we cannot ever get enough of is poha. Poha is a dish made with flattened rice flakes. The dish is so popular that in some states rice flakes are called poha. Poha can be prepared in a gamut…

4 Ways to Adapt Standing Forward Bend to Your Body and Needs

In this asana column, we start with the traditional form and alignment of a pose, and then offer three adaptations, to help any body access the benefits of the posture and move safely through sequences and stretches. Here, four ways to find the physical and emotional benefits of High Lunge.   Christopher Dougherty Uttanasana (Standing…

6 Tips for Talking to Kids About the 2020 Election

As Election Day nears, kids are bound to hear political talk. Talking to children and teens about the election process and party ideology can help them navigate the climate. Informing kids about protests is a good way to prepare them for post-election reactions. Political talk is everywhere — on the news and social media, in-person…