Category: Wellness



 

The Ten Commandments of Back Pain

Physical injuries or complaints are often what motivate people to seek a Yoga practice for their health and wellbeing.  A common, yet unfortunate, physical ailment for many…

Ayurveda, Addiction, and Recovery

The following is an excerpt from Durga Leela’s article, “Ayurveda, Addiction, and Recovery” as featured in the 10th Anniversary Special Issue of Light on Ayurveda: Journal of…

 
 

Resilience: Bouncing Back from Stress

Stress is a given in our lives—it can even be a positive and healthy experience, such as a marriage, a move, or a new job. But when…

Yoga for a Lighter Life: Mind-Body Health

Ask what brings most people to Yoga and many will cite the transformative power of the practices. Students find that Yoga practice brings numerous benefits, including relaxation,…

 
 

Yoga and Ayurveda: Sister Sciences

As someone who practices Yoga, you may have heard of Ayurveda, but did you know it is actually the sister science of Yoga? It’s true; Yoga and…

Self-Care: The Key to Selfless Service

As a lifelong caregiver who has devotedly served her patients and community, Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500, knows about burnout. Susan suffered from stress and fatigue…

 
 

Bigger Body, Less Stress

Yoga is widely recognized as an antidote to stress. But in mass media, it’s common to see the practices demonstrated by young athletes who have had years of…

Yoga, by the Hours

Should you adjust your practice? It depends on the time of day. Everything in nature engages in consistent, daily routines—plants and animals embrace a daily rhythm and live by…

 
 

7 Keys to a Healthy Heart

My father died of heart disease in his late 60s. He lived what he considered “a very good life,” but his lifestyle wasn’t exactly ideal for his…

Keys to Recovery

When addressing addictions, a one-size-fits-all approach often fails. Yoga of Recovery founder Durga Leela shares two insights that were key to her own recovery. By using Ayurveda to complement Western…

 

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