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Diwali Yoga in Columbia Heights

Dawn Cherie Araujo | Posted 11.14.2012 | DC
Dawn Cherie Araujo

For yoga instructor Holly Meyers, the lessons about the light and the dark drawn from Diwali are not for Hindus alone. She rightly notes that many faith traditions have similar constructs.

The Dark Side of Yoga

Sura | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The way people approach life is the way people show up on their yoga mat. And yoga teachers are no exception. Some yoga teachers may lead with a sense of aggression and competition while others will promote a feeling of safety and peace.

Lessons From Yoga: Why Self Care Is So Important

Kripalu | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living

As I rested, I thought about what Andrew had said -- how we must take the time to practice self-care -- and how I must allow the effort of being a stubborn, self-sufficient yogi to dissolve into openness and surrender. This work -- on the mat, resting, in a roomful of people -- can ignite profound change.

School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California have slammed the district’s twice-a-week yoga program, accusing it of religious in...


Heidi Templeton | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Templeton

You made it! For the last hour you've been down-dogging, planking and twisting your body in ways that you didn't think were possible. Now the moment has arrived.... It's time for savasana, or corpse pose.

5 Steps To Break Out Of A Yoga Rut

David Magone | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

We've all been there. You're on the mat, you've been practicing the same yoga poses again and again and you just feel stuck... maybe uninspired, maybe in a rut, or feeling as though your hamstrings will never open despite the fact that you've been stretching them for years.

The Sweet Taste of Resentment in the Morning: My Month With Bikram Yoga

Alison Preece | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Preece

My visibly-trembling muscles shake globs of sweat off my patchy, red skin while my hair manages to both frizz up and clamp on my skin all at once. The picture of Zen, I am not.

What To Expect At Your First Yoga Class

The Huffington Post | Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living

If you've never taken a yoga class before, the thought of it can seem daunting. What should you wear? What if you are not flexible enough? Don't worry...

Is Yoga Dangerous? Absolutely Not!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

As someone who practices yoga (when healthy) four times a week, I find the photos in the recent New York Times article on yoga insulting, and the article misguided. Yes, you can get injured doing yoga just like you can get injured in any form of exercise.

Hey, Yoga Teachers: Quit Bullying Me | Deborah Dunham | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for The other day in yoga class, we were in Lizard Pose (resting on our forearms with one foot by our hands and the...

Max Tries Yoga

Max Fox | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
Max Fox

When you look at me, one thing you don't think is, "Well, there's a man who does yoga." I've just never considered my inner being to be very yoga-friendly. I'm namaste-intolerant.

Music in Yoga Class: Harmful or Beneficial?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm convinced that playing loud pop music during a yoga class is potentially harmful. In this letter to all my past and future teachers, I'll enumerate the reasons why.

Zen In Times Square

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thousands flocked to Times Square Monday to commemorate the first day of summer. Their way of celebrating? Downward dog. "Yoga in Times Square" was f...

5 Reasons Why Dudes Should Practice Yoga

Jason Wachob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Wachob

So how does a tall-ex-wall-street-trading-fraternity-boy-jock end up practicing yoga? Well, it just sorta happened.

Yoga Helps Cancer Survivors Sleep Better, Fight Fatigue

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Cancer survivors who hit the yoga mat can reap significant health benefits, especially when it comes to rest and fighting fatigue, according to a new ...

Author Reading At A Yoga Class?

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is this the best way to listen to an author read from their work? Neal Pollack, who mostly writes comedic memoirs, will find out soon. He's set up to ...

Hangover Yoga With Tara Stiles (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a little too much fun last night ushering in the new year? Yoga teacher extraordinaire Tara Stiles is here to help cure your hangover with a seri...

Yoga With Tara Stiles: Tips For Your First Yoga Class! (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Have no fear, Tara's here! The yoga teacher extraordinaire offers tips to help reduce the anxiety you might feel before and while attending your first...

Art of Attention: Five Keys to Emotional Consistency

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

This is not about purification, nor is it about denial. This is about using your attention, your only real tool, to cultivate your most essential capacity for inner consistency.

Art of Attention: Your Invitation

Elena Brower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elena Brower

The Art of Attention offers authenticity, humor, references to the darkness and the consequent opportunities for observation, transformation and editing; refinement.

Yoga Poses

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

This weekend, I went to a yoga class with some friends. I haven't been to a yoga class in 13 years, and things have changed. First, the clothes are a lot cuter now.

Yoga Provides Unexpected Life Lessons

Danny Groner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Groner

]At the class' conclusion. I noticed a difference. My body felt more limber, just from an hour's work. I also recognized a shift in my outlook on yoga.

Five Ways to Green Your Yoga Workout

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

It's good for the mind, the body, how about the earth? Here are five ways to green your yoga workout. 1. Buy a Non-Toxic Yoga Mat from Plank Did you...

Yoga Bunk: Debunked

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Not only do you not have to be flexible to do yoga, but in fact, it is far better if you begin yoga with a lack if flexibility.

Midair Meditation: Aerial Yoga Gives "Om" An Added "Oomph!"

New York Times | April Dembosky and Abby Ellin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

IF you are looking to turn inward for some solo meditation, aerial yoga is not the class for you. But if you are looking to add a little circus to you...