Yoga blocks may conjure thoughts of novices, but that’s hardly the case. Whether they’re cork or foam, bamboo or birch, yoga blocks are a terrific tool to help you enhance your poses. Here’s how blocks build flexibility and strength—and 11 wise ways to utilize them in your practice.
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith
Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s health. She is the co-author of Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine and co-author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness. Visit her website at www.DrSteelsmith.com.
Over 65 million Americans are caregivers to a family member or loved one—and a huge percentage of them face caregiver burnout, a syndrome characterized by prolonged stress, anxiety, irritability, depression and poor health. Here’s why it happens—and the steps you can take to prevent it.
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Summer inescapably evokes a host of pleasurable feelings, from basking in the sun on the beach to walking barefoot in a lively park. While the season is certainly cheery, it doesn’t arrive without potential perils. Here are eight common but often-overlooked summer hazards—and eight ways to avoid, or handle, them.
Inflammation has become a buzzword in recent years, popping up everywhere from Instagram feeds to food labels. And while we’re well-aware of inflammation’s role in chronic conditions like dementia and diabetes, recent research shows that it also has an enormous impact on mood. Here’s why it happens—and five ways to combat it.