Only when I started to practice yoga and meditation by myself was I ﬁrst introduced to the master, the true healer within me. I didn't ﬁnd it in therapy sessions but in the silence within
According to Ayurveda (yoga's sister science), summer is the season of the fiery pitta dosha. Pitta is one of three basic Ayurvedic mind-body types, which also includes vata and kapha. This summer, beat the heat with deliciously-cooling yoga foods.
Don't insist a student take a pose s/he doesn't want to do. Don't ask twice. Respect your students' body wisdom. Become unattached to that teacher/student hierarchy. Teach your students to trust themselves. That's how they'll make friends with their bodies. That's how they'll heal.
As the countries 78 million baby boomers have begun aging, "...there is a trend toward activities that are moderate in intensity and not so pounding on the body."
The stress that comes with making more money and having more power takes a toll on your body, mind and soul.
To find out more about the competitors' motivations, I went to the source: four yoga asana champions. After my experience at the internationals, I wasn't surprised that their words spoke to personal growth and camaraderie, and not oneupmanship. You be the judge.
This is an interview with Crystal Hinton, who started her yoga service career caring for her younger sister, Chanda, when Chanda moved to Colorado in 2000. A shooting accident at the age of 9 left Chanda paralyzed, a C/6 injury.
To religious fundamentalists, this is yoga's most dangerous, un-Christian, sacrilegious teaching of all: That you are not innately broken, or flawed, or sinful. That there really is no god to worship but the one already present in you, waiting to be expanded.
Om is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a sh...
Women over 50 fear change and six other myths about women over 50.
Surfing and yoga is a way of life that serves up constant lessons. And sometimes it takes a different approach -- less doing and more observing -- to see clearly the path of clarity, power, and flow.
Doing yoga with Francisco Kaiut is doing yoga from the inside out. In fact, to say the word "doing" is already too active, too aggressive, as it's more of an un-doing.
It's 3:00 in the morning and for some reason I can't sleep. That never happens to me. There is so much going on in my mind that I just have to write it out and then hopefully get back to bed. A friend said something to me yesterday that has my mind spinning.
Anyone today who is actively trying to become a Yogalebrity may as well try to become the next Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts. (Ironically, many of them have.) The wave has come and gone. The Yoga Bubble is bursting.
The first time I heard of a winery offering a yoga class was in 2008, at Periscope Cellars in Emeryville, CA. This was actually a yoga class where you sipped wine as you held various poses. Now, it seems that no matter where you are, you're not far from a yoga class at a winery.
My teacher introduces herself as Yoga Bandana, or at least thats what it sounds like to me. We begin class by setting an intention, she suggests 'Gratitude' but i've done hot yoga before so my intention is 'To Not Die.'