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The Yoga of Aloha

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.11.2015 | Hawaii
Jennie Lee

In physical yoga practice, we focus on alignment in our postures and connection to our breath, in order to cultivate tranquility of body, mind and spirit. As a Yoga Therapist on the island of O'ahu, I focus on the alignment between yoga and the spirit of aloha that is so important here.

Who Is Your Favorite Yoga Teacher and Why?

Ira Israel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hands down (ha ha), my favorite yoga teacher is Kia Miller. Kia Miller is my favorite because every class of hers inspires me to want to learn more. For me (besides safety), that is the most important characteristic of a great yoga teacher: that he or she inspires me to want to learn more.

Cool Yoga

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

There was a revolution during my warm and gentle yoga class for beginners today. It was my third warm class after 14 months off from yoga following 35 years of regular practice.

The Journey Of Personal and Organizational Wellness

Mark T. Bertolini | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Mark T. Bertolini

Helping employees build resilience and reduce stress isn't just the right thing to do -- it can also help the bottom line.

Lunar Meditation With Shiva Rea

Marina Chetner | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Chetner

Inspired by the power of the recent super moon, it only seems fitting to share an evening meditation. It's a wonderful way to transition from the brig...

The Seven B's of Attachment Parenting, Um, with Some Commentary

Brian Leaf | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Precepts scare me. My mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my family will need some serious therapy. Ju...

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

What India Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

India has been described by some traditional texts as Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara, the first and supreme culture in the world. To this day, the S...

Your Breath Is Your Conversation With the World

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.

Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

Rowan Lommel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

"We all need a means to help us access an inner intelligence that is clear and calm and from which we can relate to and function in this world where there is so much confusion and agitation."

Carolyn Gregoire

How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath. Focusing on your own breathing can have a signi...

WhyMindfulness Is Just So Good For Your Brain

Kripalu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.

Free to Be... a Juror?

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Isn't it ironic? Here we are deciding on another's freedom when our own freedom has been denied. We aren't given the right to flip jury duty off. We aren't given the choice to turn it down. We simply must show up.

Please Meditate: Simple Breathing (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Essential to meditation, even for good health and peace of mind, is breath. If you think of your body and mind as an amazing, complex orchestra, everything working together as much as possible to produce the beautiful symphony of you, guess who would be the conductor?

What Most People Don't Know About Yoga

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Yoga is not just about standing on our head or bending in all sorts of contorted positions. It is the uniting of body, mind, and spirit.

System of Yoga

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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Adding Value to Education

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Today, every parent envisions that their child grow up to be a well educated and happy human being with good values. However, education often fails to fulfill its true goal -- happiness.