25 Articles by Heather Morton

Heather Morton

3 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Show You Care

Often in our most intimate relationships, it can be surprisingly easy to stir up resentment, but it's just as easy to do simple things to show you...

Heather Morton
October 19 2012

8 Benefits of Sleeping with a Water Pillow

I remember a platonic friend of mine in university owning a waterbed. He was like the guy with a brand new bike but in this case it was a bed! Decked...

Heather Morton
September 11 2012

6 Benefits of Neem & Tulsi Soap

I first discovered this terrific soap while I was on vacation in Kerala, India. I had just finished a yoga teacher training and took the time to tour...

Heather Morton
September 7 2012

It's Either Me or Yoga!

What do you do if you are married to someone or in a relationship where the other person is at odds with your practice, your rituals and/or your...

Heather Morton
July 6 2012

How Much Water Should Yogis Drink?

As part of my sadhana (self-practice) for the next 7 weeks in Mysore, India, my teacher told me to start drinking 4 liters of water. When he explained...

Heather Morton
July 2 2012

Happiness: Where Art Thou?

Contrary to many of the things we understand about life happiness is not ready-made, but in fact something you have to work on and for. Some people...

Heather Morton
June 19 2012

Yoga & Religion: Can't We Get Along?

The long contested debate between religion, spirituality and yoga is one that clearly states, "yoga and Christianity shouldn’t dabble with each...

Heather Morton
June 14 2012

Feeling Sexually Aroused During Yoga?

As a teacher, I am asked all kinds of questions about the practices of yoga. Sometimes they are obvious ones that range from "How long will it take to...

Heather Morton
June 12 2012

The Greatest Things in Life Are Often the Smallest

When the summer comes along I enjoy like many other people do gardening! I have had my fair share of green thumb activity as well as the plants I...

Heather Morton
June 9 2012

The Push-Ups of Yoga

“Even if you start doing push-ups it will not help," said Yogacharya Venkatesha to a student struggling with an arm posture.

Heather Morton
June 4 2012

Why We Should All Remain Yoga Beginners

I am often asked what it takes to be a yoga teacher. What is sufficient training and how do you know when you are ready to teach. These are the right...

Heather Morton
June 1 2012

How Yoga Helps Us Exceed Our Limitations

Recently I received an honest query about backbending from a male practitioner and teacher of yoga. I love receiving this kind of note because it is...

Heather Morton
May 25 2012

The Battle with Self-Doubt in Yoga

There comes a point in the journey of yoga when the questions of 'why' am I practicing and 'if' the postures of yoga are worthwhile surface...

Heather Morton
May 3 2012

What's in a Yoga Teacher?

What is it that truly makes a good yoga teacher? Is it just a bunch of subjective things that makes you like or dislike them as they teach you yoga?...

Heather Morton
April 13 2012

The Flexible Journey

With pictures like this one, and the release of my DVD on yoga backbends, I have often been asked about my flexibility.

Heather Morton
April 12 2012

The 'How' of Meditation

Today many people think yoga and meditation are separate. They are, however, part of the same practice, which go together like different sides of the...

Heather Morton
April 11 2012

The 8-Fold Path: Who Cares?

During my post-graduate work a professor bluntly asked me, "Who cares about the eight-fold path of yoga anyway?" As rude as this may sound it actually...

Heather Morton
April 9 2012

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Meditating

Scientific studies continue to confirm what yogis already know about meditation -- it positively alters our brain, and helps us deal...

Heather Morton
April 5 2012