During Jenny Butcher’s first yoga class at Dancing Dogs, she fell in love. “I was in a room with 50 other people who were sweating so hard I couldn’t breathe,” she recalls. “I had done triathlons and half-marathons and all that training wasn’t enough for me anymore. I started doingRead More →

Muscles are stretched and strengthened to support the joints, while taking into account those with arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, and balance issues. The space is intimate. Soothing music plays softly. Sixteen women take their places in class on this sunny morning. They are seated upright with their feet flat onRead More →

A major £ 1.4million study looking at the benefits yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to start at Northumbria University, Newcastle. The four-year study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and follows evidence that people with a number of long-termRead More →

The internet is full of wellness blogs that recommend yoga for a better sex life, as well as personal accounts of the practice enhancing the sexual experience – often to an enviable degree. Does the research support these claims, however? We are investigating. Modern research is only just beginning toRead More →

BETHEL — Sara Johnson signed up for her first yoga class in college, and it was love at first pose. “The connection it gave me with my mind-body-breath was unlike anything I had ever experienced before,” she said. She quickly recognized many benefits, both physical and emotional, that could beRead More →

Port Washington Yoga Life instructor Melissa Pereira recently taught students at Roslyn Trinity Cooperative Day School as part of their month-long yoga immersion course. Students moved flexibly through poses, including Snake Pose, Upward Facing Dog Pose, and Crab Pose, after beginning with cross-legged breathing exercises. “We are fortunate to haveRead More →

Hot yoga may not be best for us. (Photo: Getty Images) Until recently, we mainly relied on ancient knowledge passed down by teachers to tell us how and why yoga is good for the body. But with all the claims of different types of yoga about health benefits, it’s alsoRead More →

Tao Porchon-Lynch Last Wednesday, iconic yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch treated yoga enthusiasts to a special session at Everything Physical Plus in White Plains, creating a relaxing environment and encouraging participants to live each day to its fullest potential. As the world’s oldest living yoga instructor at 99, Porchon-Lynch shared storiesRead More →

The power of yoga! Ancient Spiritual Practice Benefits Central Nervous System, Boosts Immunity AND Gives People Sense of Focus, Study Finds Practicing yoga reduces anxiety and depression, while stimulating mindfulness It increases protein and hormone levels associated with better resilience Yoga and meditation reduce inflammation, which is linked to betterRead More →

Yoga offers tons of mental and physical benefits, but modern variations of this ancient practice are said to offer additional elements of relaxation and healing, and just plain kindness. The most recent yoga trend? Baby goats. Goats run and jump around practitioners, playfully climb on their backs, and are generallyRead More →