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Beyond Personal Development: What I Learned From Navy SEAL Surf Torture

Jason King | Posted 12.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jason King

From behind us, we could hear the 4-foot waves crashing in from the Pacific. The trouble was, we could never seem to get connected with the cadence o...

Is Yoga The New Phys Ed?

Kripalu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation, this younger generation is experiencing the connection between mind and body at an early age.

What Makes the Encinitas School Yoga Program Religious?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

The Escondido Union School District used funds from a religious organization with a missionary agenda to implement a religious yoga curriculum. But U.S. and California constitutions prohibit this kind of complicity of government and religion.

Victory for Yoga in Encinitas: What Are the Implications?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Let's not, in the name of expediency, lose sight of the traditional meaning of Yoga (upper case preferred) as the union of individual consciousness with the Ultimate Reality, however one may define it. We need to adapt the teachings liberally without compromising their integrity.

Yoga Can Stay in School: Looking More Closely at the Encinitas Yoga Trial Decision

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

The ruling was frankly confusing. The astounding thing is that the judge actually found that yoga, and especially Ashtanga yoga, is religious and yet did not stop its promotion in public schools.

Constitutional Freedoms and Defining Religion

Steven Ramey | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Steven Ramey

Whether you accept a particular revelation as true or consider a ritual institution to be divinely demanded, the category "religion" is a human construction with a shifting meaning that people use strategically to make sense of the world and to negotiate relations to others in society.

Does Yoga In The Classroom Violate The Separation Of Church And State?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That's what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encini...

Yoga Is Religious, Only It's Not

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

If yoga is interpreted as religious, it must be the most nonsectarian, nondenominational, trans-traditional, interspiritual, universal expression of religion imaginable.

School Wellness: The Latest Frontier in the Culture Wars?

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

It was "showdown day" last Tuesday at a packed-to-capacity meeting of the Encinitas, California school board, during which the board faced angry threats of litigation in a heated dispute. The embattled program is yoga. Yoga?

Road Tripping To Encinitas For The Surfing

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Cyrus Saatsaz

Moving all of your belongs 500 miles can be an arduous task to say the least.

A Young Surfer Leaves NorCal, Wreaks Havoc In San Diego

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Cyrus Saatsaz

ittle did my mother realize the kind of mischief and debauchery I would get into with my cousin, who was a deviant deceiving my family into thinking he was a good little boy.