About Mike Eis

Physician, Author, Marketer, Scientist, Problem Solver, Carpenter and Armchair Philosopher

Russell Brand Contemplating Yoga Studio Startup

The famed comedian Russell brand is back in the news again. This time he’s announced he’s considering whether to open his own yoga studio in Los Angeles. One focus of the new studio is to make yoga available for free to people suffering from alcohol and drug addictions. Russell Brand credits his personal yoga instructor […]

Yoga And Strength Training Can Equally Benefit Bone Mass

Yoga was long thought to be of limited benefit to maintaining bone density. Not so say recent studies, which increasingly support the concept that weight bearing yoga techniques are comparably effective to strength and weight bearing exercise regimens. Here, Mary Tolley Rhodes of Demand Media, writing for AZCentral.Com, provides some insight into recent developments in […]

Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga

Just what is laughter yoga anyway? It’s very popular and quite a distinction from the usual physical and meditative endeavors most yoga practitioners practice. It’s marvelously restorative and becoming increasingly popular. Here writer Debbie Friend MSc. gives her perspective at Yahoo Shine. Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga We’ve all heard that laughter […]

Bikram Yoga Is A Hot Mashup!

Bikram yoga is really getting to be hot these days! No kidding.  While the term “Bikram” is actually copyrighted, it’s used together with several other related styles and sequence variations. A number of articles on the web recently appeared that made me want to bring them together for your consideration. First up is the Mother […]

Adopt Your Own Yoga Diet In Five Simple Steps

When it comes to the debate as to how to get going on a proper yoga diet, there is always some new grist for the mill. Here, writer Sharon Thiel delineates just five simple steps to adopting a yoga diet in her article for Yoga For Focus. Adopt Your Own Yoga Diet In Five Simple […]

Yoga And Meditation: There’s One Style Just For You

With so many different styles of both yoga and meditation to choose from, which one should you follow? It’s a good question to ask yourself if you’ve never done either one. Friends are often a deciding influence if they have made their own commitment to a particular style or practice philosophy. What if you don’t […]

Yoga Meditation Reduces Stress And Inflammation — A Mashup

Yoga meditation keeps popping up in the news regarding its benefits to our health by letting us all reduce our stress. The human body was not designed to withstand constant stress on a continuous basis. The fight or flight response was designed to ramp us up for brief periods in order to preserve us. This […]

Yoga Poses Both Energize And Relax

Practicing yoga poses has an effect that refocuses energy within the body. First, it helps us to relax. I mean, who can stay tense while performing a downward dog pose, anyway? Second, yoga asanas done in their proper sequence have a way of redistributing the energy within us and to balance the energy flow to […]

The Yoga Diet Debate Rages On

Here we are again discussing the merits and particulars concerning the yoga diet. As I’ve touched on this topic several times in previous posts, the true yoga diet is considered vegetarian and vegan ideally, but there’s more to it than just making those distinctions. When you really get into it, even certain foods that might […]

Doctors Get Credit For Learning Yoga Poses

One of the ongoing responsibilities of being a physician is maintaining your knowledge base by earning a certain number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) each year. Recently I became aware that learning yoga poses will count toward that requirement. The medical profession likes to embrace technology to heal, but its roots were always set in […]

Yoga Meditation Gives A Sense Of Release

Now, I have to admit at the outset that the title of this post is somewhat tongue-in-cheek when I tell you that yoga meditation will give you a sense of release. That’s usually meant on a more spiritual/psychological level. However, there are occasions that it could be construed literally. A yoga master had recently been […]

Why You Should Run To Yoga

Those of you who may be runners and have contemplated taking up yoga might want to give this article a quick read. Many runners out there have their own stories of injuries that they have accumulated over the many miles. Here is an article from CNN by a veteran runner by the name of John […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques For Insomnia

Nothing is worse than laying awake all night, but there are yoga meditation techniques for insomnia that can help to alleviate it if it happens. A series of 8 poses is said to help alleviate the sleeplessness that we can all occasionally suffer from. In this short but very concise piece, Colleen Gore writes for […]

Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym?

Many yoga meditation techniques can improve our health and well being. Are they really better than going to the gym? I always thought they were two different things. Heidi Kristoffer gives us her take on the subject with 8 reasons she recently gave Shape magazine. Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym? […]

Yoga Weight Loss: Not By Bread Alone

I think that there’s a deep, unspoken desire among many who practice yoga that there will be bestowed upon them a yoga weight loss benefit. It ain’t necessarily so. Now, following the guidelines set forth on the stone tablets housed at the Mayo Clinic and enshrined at WebMD, there is probably no way you’ll ever […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits The Mind

Considering the many known yoga meditation benefits for the body, the ultimate beneficiary may well be the mind. While increased strength and flexibility result from yoga, the mind is brought into a state of calm and focus through the practice of specific asanas and breathing techniques. Here writer and yoga instructor Jai Lyles contributes her […]

Yoga Meditation Helps Calm The Minds Of Students

Yoga meditation can improve the physical body as well as expand the mind and spirit. More college students are dealing with their stress by using yoga and meditation as a part of their daily routine. At Illinois State University, Lauren DeSalvo writing for the Daily Vidette prepared an article highlighting yoga and meditation techniques being […]

Is Yoga Meditation In America Yoga Or Meditation?

I think the title of this post says it all for me. I think that yoga meditation in America is largely viewed as a form of exercise for purposes of weight loss, strength building, keeping flexible and in shape. Yet, when you dig into yoga’s history, it becomes immediately apparent that it was never intended […]

More To Learn About The Best Yoga Diet

The best yoga diet will always emphasize consuming non-animal sources of nutrition. Fruits, nuts and legumes will fill the dietary void and replace meat and animal products. The emphasis becomes one of diminishing any harm to other living things in order to sustain ourselves. That is the essence of ahimsa. Here is a very in […]

Is The Best Yoga Diet Vegan?

The question “Is the best yoga diet vegan?” is probably pretty loaded. If you’re not vegan, you’re not practicing true yoga, is the implication. I view the question as one of degree. Meaning, we get there when we get there. If you happen to be a meat eater at this moment in your life, don’t […]