Your Brain on Yoga

BY Timothy McCall ON June 6, 2013

When I was in medical school in the 1980s, we were taught that after a certain stage of childhood development, the architecture of the brain was fixed. Brain cells, or neurons, couldn’t be replaced; at best, we could slow the rate of their loss by cutting down on alcohol and other damaging habits.

Yoga Postures for Fatigue Relief

The Four Bs (bolsters, blankets, blocks, and belts) help open the body to deep relaxation.

BY Marla Apt ON June 4, 2013

Too tired. For many it’s the default response to every request—even the fun ones. Some of the walking weary are simply too overworked or overstressed to get adequate rest, while others may feel drained by a physical ailment, a psychological condition, or the side effects of medication. Whatever the cause, all can benefit from the respite that a restorative yoga practice provides.