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How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

The practices millions of Westerners now turn to for alternative health and wellness therapies were intentionally eradicated from parts of India to the point that lineages were broken and thousand-year-old traditions lost.

What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Root to Rise'

Yoga Journal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Alexandria Crow explains why a pose's foundation is so key and what your teacher wants you to do with this key alignment cue.

Yoga-tta Acclimate to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...

How I Release What Doesn't Serve Me

Ryon Harms | Posted 01.31.2015 | Good News
Ryon Harms

Solutions can be elusive. Sometimes my mind feels like a desk piled high with print outs -- presentations and research papers and analytics reports. Rather than painstakingly plow through it all, I find it so much more effective to just toss it wholesale into the circular file. Enter yoga.

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

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.

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

Our enthusiasm is infectious, our curiosity and trust is a treasure, and clearly our world is a brighter and more interesting place because we "do yoga." However, with all this attention on the HOW of yoga, we have managed to overlook the WHY of yoga.

Leigh Weingus

11 Easy Ways To Break Into The Yoga World Once You've Been Certified

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

With every year that goes by, yoga becomes more and more popular. In December 2012, a Yoga In America study found that 20.4 million Americans were pra...

Yoga Teacher Talk: Inspiration or Mind-Numbing Nonsense?

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

No one plans for exclusions. And yet they happen. Only certain people feel comfortable; only some have access. These exclusionary circumstances are changeable, though not solely through personal decision-making.

The Butterfly Effect on Yoga and Your Practice

Rudy Mettia | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Can a small act today have a huge impact tomorrow? When it comes to yoga, the answer is absolutely yes.

Co-Ed Naked Yoga Is a Real Thing

Stacey Gill | Posted 05.29.2014 | Style
Stacey Gill

I just don't know how you'd be able to take this class and look anyone in the eye afterward. Or, how you'd handle that gut-wrenching moment when you have to walk into a crowded room of people completely naked.

Teaching Corporate Yoga: It's NOT Your Typical Yoga Class

Tevis Trower | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

I strongly believe that there is a natural place for yoga to be taught in work environments. Put simply, the parameters described above are not limiting factors, simply factors for teachers to learn, understand and respect.

Yoga Tips for Newbies

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

Don't hide in the back of the room when you're new. Yoga is nothing like that algebra class of your nightmares. You won't be called on if you plant yourself in the front, and it's the best spot to see the teacher.

YogaQuirks: The 4 Rules of Yogi Etiquette

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

I love yoga and I've been doing it for about 10 years, but it's the practitioners, not the practice itself, I find most challenging.

You're Never Going to Make a Living as a Yoga Teacher (And Other Things Nobody Tells You at Yoga Teacher Training)

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

Yoga is in! It should come as no surprise that the demand for yoga teacher training has grown exponentially in recent years. While the Road to Enlightenment is paved with good intentions, it can also be potholed with some sobering realities.

3 Signs You Might Be in a Dangerous Yoga Class and How to Stay Safe

Tamara Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Yoga not only builds a strong and healthy body, it facilitates healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Be aware of where you are in each moment and respect your body enough to know when it's best to hold back, and when it's time to stretch out of your comfort zone.

Why I Sneaked Out of My First Yoga Class

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

The door opened and the instructor walked in. Tall, tan, smiling with huge, beautiful teeth nearly radioactive in brightness, she flicked a cascade of perfect blonde extensions from her face as she cleared her throat. Pamela Anderson was about to teach me yoga.

Yoga for Kids: No More Zombies!

Rowan Lommel | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

I've taught lots of kids in my life. I think I've taught kids of all ages, from 3-year-olds to teenagers. Everyone is different. But kids naturally want what yoga offers: a sense of clarity, a sense of peace. And we can't have peace with zombies about.

Some Like It Hot (Yoga)

Fatima Bhojani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Fatima Bhojani

We spend the next five minutes in savasna, also referred as the corpse pose, by the more sombre amongst us. In other domains, I call it the "honey-I'm-too-tired-tonight" pose.

Another Yoga Instructor? That's Exactly What The World Doesn't Need

Naomi Rand | Posted 11.27.2013 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

When my friend P said she was thinking of becoming a yoga instructor I lost it. I may have screamed, 'Are you out of your mind?' She had a career, albeit a frustrating one. Several books published, articles written, ideas and irons in the fire. Yes, being a writer was hard, but really, please, not another yoga teacher.

10 Reasons You Should Try Yoga On A Stand Up Paddleboard

Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Is your yoga routine getting a little stale? If you're looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddleboard will reinvigorate you and push you ...

How Much Power Do You Assign to Words?

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.

Why I Embrace Being a Bad Yogi

Erin Motz | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

Perfection is not the goal. Progress is always nice, but get away from the need to find it in every yoga class you take.

5 Kinds Of Yoga You Never Knew Existed

Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Yoga classes are not hard to come by, and that's a good thing considering the many mind and body benefits the practice boasts. Hundreds of studios...