Wind Down Before Your Evening Tea with This Sequence

Start a new evening tea time ritual. Wind down at the end of long day with this simple sequence that will help you transition from day to evening. Raised Leg with Arm Pumps (Part 1) Laying flat on your back, raise the right leg to a 90-degree angle. While holding this posture, begin raising both arms…

The Conversation About Consent and Touch in Yoga

Last week The New York Times published a story by Katherine Rosman about the epidemic of inappropriate touching taking place in yoga spaces. Rosman’s story was a follow-up to a #MeToo-related effort Rachel Brathen (aka Yoga Girl) launched more than two years ago. In October 2017, she asked her followers in an Instagram post to email her their stories of experiencing…

The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness

Katie Button gives workers at her Asheville, N.C., restaurants an annual cash incentive of $300 if they get medical checkups and have their teeth cleaned. In Austin, Texas, the people who make bone-marrow tacos and mix carrot-juice margaritas at Comedor attend free yoga classes and run together. At West-bourne, an all-day cafe in Manhattan, service starts with meditation; soon the…

Why Adriene is My COVID-19 Buddy—and Everyone Else’s

I broke my torpor when our refrigerator started making a noise like a baseball card flapping in bike spokes. The repair guy, Todd, was the first visitor we’d had in 27 days. We rejoiced: Somebody new to talk to! Todd arrived in full surgical gear, as if we’d scheduled a gallbladder operation instead of fridge…

Black Yoga Collectives Aim to Make Space for Healing

DENVER — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not raising her three children, she hosted a public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings and handed out free cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmer’s market, which has brought fresh produce to this city’s…

The Mediation App Industry Grows; Snapchat Joins the Bunch

If there’s ever been a moment—at least in this lifetime—when we’ve needed the stress-reducing benefits of meditation, it’s during a global pandemic. Research published in April in the America’s State of Mind Report detailed the toll that COVID-19 has taken on the country’s mental health. According to the report, by mid-March, more than 75 percent of all…

Why Adriene is My COVID-19 Buddy—and Everyone Else’s

I broke my torpor when our refrigerator started making a noise like a baseball card flapping in bike spokes. The repair guy, Todd, was the first visitor we’d had in 27 days. We rejoiced: Somebody new to talk to! Todd arrived in full surgical gear, as if we’d scheduled a gallbladder operation instead of fridge…

This Yoga Sequence Blends Energy Work with Asana

I found Energy Medicine (EM) two decades ago during a particularly dark period in my life. I was reeling from the collapse of my yoga studio and was in the throes of an unhealthy romantic relationship. I’d been practicing and teaching yoga for seven years, but I only had a vague understanding of energy. Even with my…

Are You a Striver? Yoga Can Help You Break Cycles of Overexertion and Stress

The will to perform and make progress has a long and enduring history in white America. When colonizing Europeans first arrived on the American continent, pilgrim communities advocated dutiful and strenuous work, hard labor, and, above all, “good works.” This was a motivating ethic: the more diligent and hardworking people were, the more likely they…

STAYING IN BALANCE WITH AYURVEDA

The warmth and brightness of summer filled with long days, picnics, ice cream, and good reads is a refreshing reward after a chilly winter and spring. But summer also can mean skin eruptions, sweat, and dehydration in hot, humid weather. No wonder it’s so easy to get off-balance. Focusing on solutions like Ayurveda to retain…