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Yoga Asanas

Yoga and the Art of Creating Embodiment: An Interview with Ana Forrest

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Ana is the author of the book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. In this interview she talks about the process of creating embodiment and how it relates to the teaching of yoga.

11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine"...

India Is Officially Reclaiming Yoga, And It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

With the United Nations poised to declare June 21 World Yoga Day, India's newly appointed Minister of Yoga has proclaimed the practice uniquely Indian...

Stunning Images Of Yoga Over The Last 2,000 Years

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

The 'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will run from October 19th to January 26th. Its...

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.

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

What Is a Yoga Pose?

James Brown | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.

Championing Yoga Asana

Rajashree Choudhury | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajashree Choudhury

It is my hope that bringing yoga into sports and introducing it to children will create a lasting change and equip the younger generation with the skills and tools needed for growth and constant improvement.

How We Got Here: Where Yoga Poses Come From

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

In order to make our beloved asana practices ready to sustain the test of time, we have to make it relevant by using these practices to create sustained freedom and joy... just as the history of yoga has intended.

Staying Fit: Yoga, Rolfing and the Elusive Cinderella Tissues

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Understanding the elusive Cinderella tissues offers an important glimpse into important, yet not widely known, aspects of bodily health and function. Here are four fascinating facts about fascia.