Yoga Breathing 102

Yoga Breathing 102

Dear Yoga Student,

Ever wonder why people who sleep on their side always sleep on their RIGHT side?

It’s because laying on your right side encourages left nostril breathing, which activates the right side of the brain and helps you relax.

Don’t believe me? Take a survey of

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Bad Alignment and Yoga Injuries

Bad Alignment and Yoga Injuries

Dear Yoga Student,

It’d be great if your back NEVER hurt, if your knees never had twinges, and your shoulders never ached…

… but if you’re actually using your body for yoga or other activities, chances are that sometimes you’ll get sore.

And sometimes, you’ll get injured.

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The Truth About Fiber for Yoga Students

The Truth About Fiber (for Yoga Students)

Dear Yoga Student,

Fiber is the secret to eating more, weighing less, and feeling better.

“But what is fiber, anyway – is it just bran?”

There are 2 types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Both are undigested meaning they are NOT absorbed or metabolized (as

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Top 5 Foods in America

Top 5 Foods in America (all pretty blah!)

Dear Yoga Student,

According to the USDA, here’s a shortlist of the most-consumed foods (in no particular order):

  • Milk
  • Processed cheese
  • White breads & flour
  • Refined sugar
  • Colas
  • Ground beef

Milk might be a good food for some people, particularly for those whose body tolerates it and if they

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Is It Safe To Be Vegan

Is it Safe to be Vegan?

This 98-Year-Old Cardiologist Says, Yes!

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham (a 50-year vegan) retired from his medical
practice at age 95.

Is B12 the Only Concern for Vegans?

Dr. Wareham suggests that with a simple B12 supplement, you can safely eat only plants. My personal experience as a

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Can Yoga Students Run

Runner’s Yoga: “Can Yoga Students Run?”

Dear Yoga Student,

When I was a kid, my mom put my brother and me in a crib in the middle of the track at a local high school and did laps around us to get her daily run in…

… both my parents are lifelong

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How to Quit Sugar

How to Quit Sugar

Dear Yoga Student,

If you could pick just one single food to remove from the planet that would have the biggest impact on the health of the world, it would NOT be red meat or salt, it would NOT be saturated fat or Chicken McNuggets…

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Is Pranayama Dangerous?

Is Pranayama Dangerous?
(yoga breathing)

Dear Yoga Student,

There are some really silly yoga myths floating around, and a big one goes like this:

“Breathing exercises (pranayama) are for advanced yoga students only and should never be practiced without a teacher’s supervision or it can be very dangerous.”

Geez, the first time I heard

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Good Bacteria and Your Gut

Good Bacteria and Your Gut

Dear Yoga Student,

“Why you eating bacteria?” she said. It was my daughter. I explained that some bugs are really good for your gut.

They’re called probiotics (a.k.a. “good bugs”) and here’s what they do:

*Starve off the bad bacteria by eating their food
*Synthesize vitamins K and B
*Reduce

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Never Stop Stretching – Secret #7 of 7

Never Stop Stretching – Secret #7 of 7

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7 SECRETS OF NUTRITION & FLEXIBILITY
#7 of 7: Never Stop Stretching
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Dear Yoga Student,

Once, a yoga teacher really hurt me.

I used to practice at this dingy old studio in the East Village in New York City where the head teacher was known for

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