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Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

Please Leave Your Type A-Ness Off My Yoga Mat (And I'll Do The Same)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Type A-ness (which does sound quite naughty when you say it out loud) has gone beyond the corporate world and into the yoga world, one that I had assumed was supposed to be Zen.

This Video May Change Your Yoga Practice

Katie Hill | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

My favorite universal phenomenon is when someone appears on your doorstep exactly when you need them to. This happened this week when I met, through ...

6 Tips to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

Kino MacGregor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The end of the year is the perfect time to chart your course forward and reflect on the previous year's journey. The time-honored tradition of New Year's resolutions promises a fresh start with every Jan. 1. You can renew lost commitments and begin new projects, goals or dreams.

9 Easy Tips for Emotional Balance

Kino MacGregor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Be prepared to let go of your attachments to any particular outcome so that you can be open to something bigger than you have ever imagined. Let life lead you down unexpected turns and you will discover magic in the most ordinary places.

The Power of a Trained Mind by Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga teaches you how to walk this thin red line between belief and impossibility, goals and attachment and temporality and eternity with grace and ease. Thus, by doing yoga you also learn how to master the game of life.

Strength Lessons in Yoga from a Circus Trainer

Kino MacGregor | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

I am familiar with being broken down to build back up again from my yoga practice but this was fast and furious and left me breathless, as though 14 years of work amounted to a pile of mush.

Discover the Power of the Present Moment in Yoga

Kino MacGregor | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The humble task of yoga is not to get anywhere, but to stay on the sensation of the breath, posture and gazing point to calm the mind and experience the reality of what is.

The Power of a Yoga Book

Brian Penny | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

Many yoga teachers seem to be afraid of imparting all of their knowledge. Kino MacGregor does the opposite, proving both her teaching ability and business savvy by explaining everything in as much detail as possible.

Yoga and Filmmaking Combine to Change the Lives of Women in India

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Kino MacGregor

In LA, many people work in the media industry and do yoga, but few connect the two passions. Kayoko Mitsumatsu, founder of Yoga Gives Back, married her two interests in film and yoga with a powerful vision to empower the women of India through micro-loan and education financing.

A Yoguy's Manifesto

Brian Penny | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Brian Penny

Understand the feelings my word choices invoke in you are meant to convey the overall feeling in the pit of my stomach I get being a male in a female dominated environment. I want you to understand a few issues faced by yoguy's

Travel Tips from a Yoga Road Warrior

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga helps me adjust to the exhaustion of changing time zones, sitting on airplanes for endless hours and being in new places all the time.

The Brainwashing 'Cult' of Meditation

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The difference between a cult and a true path of spiritual evolution is sometimes hard to see form the outside. But when I washed my brain with the tools of meditation I didn't see it like a cult, I saw it more like going to the army for boot camp.

Experience A Moment Of Respite, Wherever You Are (PHOTOS)

Kino MacGregor | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Many people think they have do either a full practice or nothing at all, but this type of all-or-nothing thinking sets up the possibility for failure more often than success.

An Ode to My Yoga Mat

Brian Penny | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

I love my yoga mat. My yoga mat is my safe place... my personal bubble... When I'm on my yoga mat, the entirety of the world melts away and disappea...

Trying to Find a Balance

Brian Penny | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

In order to find my balance, I have to confront my intimacy and trust issues head on. My fight against corruption hinges on my ability to stand through the storm. My ability to stand depends on my balance.

Whose Yoga Is it, Anyway? The Dispute Over Ashtanga | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Sonia Jones, as she likes to be called, is devoted to yoga not for the reason most American devotees are—the attainment of physical perfection, with...

Sheetal Is a Punk Rocker, or How the NYT Wrecks Yoga

Eddie Stern | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

When there is a great potential for making money, quality is usually the first thing to be sacrificed. Fast food, anyone? It is unfortunate that this is exactly what we are facing now -- yoga has been McDona-fied.

What Is Your All?

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

All is a gift from the infinite Source of All Goodness that will always provide what a person needs in the moment. "The ocean takes care of each wave til it gets to the shore," as Rumi says.

Why Yoga Studies Need to Smarten Up

Eddie Stern | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

Many of the yoga studies that are done are deeply flawed, primarily because yoga is a practice that, if not done with a certain amount of diligence and enthusiasm, doesn't provide the benefits it promises.

A DIY Fix For Pain, Heart Health And Weight Gain?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Research into the health benefits of yoga is still in its infancy. But recent pilot studies point in promising directions.

Makar Sankranti: A Hindu Celebration Of Science And Spirituality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

The festival reminds us to thank all who have contributed to our well being and of the world around us. An exuberant celebration of peace and harmony!