You can amuse yourself and your neighbors by watching the squirrels eat from these funny feeders.
This book offers simple postural solutions to help heal your back.
Backyard birding, or watching and learning about the birds in our own backyard, is one of my favorite pastimes.
There are a few different options for carrying your yoga mat to and from class, from the very simple strap tied around your mat, to a gym-type bag that also holds more gear.
A spooky skeleton is one of the iconic images we associate with Halloween. Here are a few spooky and fun skeleton decorations for your Halloween festivities.
During the 5th and 6th seasons of Doctor Who, Matt Smith wore a great tweed jacket as the eleventh Doctor. Here are some ideas for how you can find a similar jacket for your Doctor Who costume.
Most people think that Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is an interesting part of folklore, but does not really exist. Some people, however, say they have evidence that Bigfoot exists.
If you're putting together a costume as the 11th doctor as he dressed during the 5th and 6th seasons, you may want some accessories, such as a bow tie or fez or stetson.
There are a lot of fun Doctor Who products and gift ideas for Whovians (Doctor Who fans). Here are a few of my favorites.
These women's garden shoes are fun to wear and easy to care for. They'll keep your feet dry while mucking around in your garden or out and about in wet weather.
Part of becoming a well-trained yoga teacher is to learn how the body works in the yoga positions. Here are a few excellent yoga anatomy books.
Practicing yoga intelligently, with the guidance of a good teacher, can help relive back pain.
The Cork O'Connor murder mysteries by William Kent Krueger are set in the north woods of Minnesota. Cork O'Connor is of mixed Irish and Ojibwe heritage.
Two of my favorite folksingers of the 1960s and 70s were Joan Baez and Judy Collins. They are still both performing in concerts.
The songs of the Grammy award-winning female African American a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock focus on social justice, civil rights, and the need for change.
Amaryllis flowers are a welcome site during the winter, with their large showy blooms and vivid colors. Here are some tips for getting the bulbs to bloom for you.
Composer and conductor John Rutter has written, arranged, or adadpted many of my favorite Christmas carols.
You can use yoga art as sculptures, figurines, posters, and more to decorate your practice space or other areas of your house.
Snowflakes start out as ice crystals that have formed around a bit of dust. The shapes they then take depend on the weather conditions.
It's easy to make your own paper snowflakes. Kids can make them too, although smaller kids may need a little help with folding the paper and cutting.
Here are a few fun, quirky, and unusual calendars that are very different from your typical everyday calendars.
Kona coffee, grown on the slopes of the Hawaiian volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai, is one of the top gourmet coffees of the world because of its high quality.
Beautifully illustrated wall and desk bird calendars by David Sibley.
The Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat, as well as being my favorite yoga mat, is also eco-friendly, being made of natural rubber.
If you're looking for an environmentally friendly yoga mat, you have a number of different options.
The honeycrisp apple is sweet and crisp, making it a favorite apple for many, including myself.
Did you know that the Monarch butterflies of North America can migrate up to 3000 miles? Some fly as far as from Canada to Central Mexico.
Here are a few gift ideas for the yoga practitioner in your life. Some are practical, while some are more whimsical.
Rock around the clock in a poodle skirt costume for Halloween or your next sock hop. This circle skirt with the poodle emblem is one of the iconic images of the 1950's.
These are my picks for what I consider to be the 10 most useful and important Iyengar Yoga books for the general yoga population. They are also among my favorites.
Glacier National Park is one of the most spectacular places we've visited. The scenery was superb and we also enjoyed seeing a variety of wildlife (birds, mammals) and late spring flowers.
Sheep sorrel is a common weedy plant similar to garden sorrel. It is often used as a medicinal herb, but it can also be added to salads, soups, and other dishes.
Matthew Sanford is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, and he's been a paraplegic since a car accident at age 13.
Here are nine of the most common birds we see in our backyard in southeastern Michigan.
As well as being an attractive flowering plant in its own right, red clover has diverse benefits, including as a medicinal herb, food for livestock, and a cover crop that adds nitrogen to the soil.
Yoga can help to relieve arthritis pain by creating more mobility in the joints and flexibility in the muscles around the joints.
Burdock is often considered a weed, but it is also used as an herbal medicine. It supports the liver, kidneys, and bladder.
The practice of yoga is a great "natural remedy" for relieving the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, moodiness, insomnia, and memory problems.
Reflexology is a healing art that applies pressure to the sole of the foot or palm of the hand to correspond to different areas of the body.
Practicing yoga postures at home between your regular yoga classes will help you progress more quickly and intelligently in your understanding and ability to do work in these poses.
Essiac tea is a mild-tasting medicinal herbal tea that supports the immune system and nourishes the body.
I have found some excellent Iyengar Yoga videos on YouTube. Here are some of my favorites. Most are not instructional videos, but they are inspiring to watch and to listen to.
The practice of yoga poses can assist the natural mechanisms in our bodies in getting rid of waste material, or "detoxifying" the body.