My August podcast with with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. In this podcast, we dive deep into yoga nidra + Enlightened Sleep. Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes!
Fitness trends, much like diet trends, change so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Constantly changing health strategies are confusing and exactly why I turn to time-tested ancient wisdom, backed by science, at LifeSpa. My first book (published in 1994), Body, Mind, and Sport, is all about Ayurvedic exercise, employing nose breathing to keep exertion
My July podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond Training. Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes!
Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes! Dr. John will be discussing Ayurveda 201: his new online course with Larissa Hall Carlson + Yoga Journal launching May 27!
Did you know that your brain has its own lymphatic system (called glymphatics) and that there are easy ways to keep it running smoothly? I have written numerous articles on the newly discovered lymphatic vessels that drain toxins from the brain while you sleep (three pounds per year!). But this is just the tip of
Science now supports a fun and easy way to boost cognitive function, connect mind and heart, and break up old traumas held in the body, while supporting your blood, digestion, and immunity. It’s an ancient practice called brahmari pranayama that releases nitric oxide lying dormant in our nasal passages. I’ll unpack each of these fascinating
Do you wake up with a dry mouth, bad breath, or a scratchy throat? Do you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea? Curious about an unorthodox technique based on ancient wisdom to stop snoring and protect your teeth and gums, while boosting your parasympathetic nervous system and putting fight-or-flight responses at ease? Read on for
I have always been a believer that athletics was the best model for life—living life fully from a calm center. Along the way, I have been a big fan of Dan Millman’s books: most famously, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. He most eloquently links athletics, peak performance, life, and spirituality in his 17 books. As
Relax and Eat The first and most surprising weight loss strategy is as simple as changing how you eat. While doing things like eating quickly, mindlessly, in the car, standing up, or distracted by the TV may seem benign, new research may make you think twice before you pull into your next drive-thru. The trillions
Recently, I competed in a sprint triathlon with my family here in Colorado. With only a couple of weeks to train for this event, we incorporated a few Ayurvedic training techniques and successfully used them for this triathlon. The Personal Scoop Originally, my 24-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son were going to join me for this