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Yoga Controversy

Why Yoga Is So Misunderstood: How It Has Gone From The Sane To The Bizarre

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Anyone can be a teacher as long as we chose that person to guide us, which doesn't mean that person has practiced all of the teachings or is living a yogic life.

Oh Yoga! I Know That Change Is Gonna Come

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

We do need external teachers for a while to guide, teach and hone our understanding and skills. But, at some point, all a teacher can do is lead us inward. Like a big cosmic U-turn, the guru is ultimately only trying to lead us home.

Is It Time To Break Up With Your Yoga Teacher?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

At some point, every student must leave their teacher. It's a built-in principle of yoga. Parents raise children to be able to survive on their own at some point; its the same concept between teachers and students of yoga.

The Culture of Wellbeing: Jill Miller and the Great Yoga Controversy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
E. Nina Rothe

While it's important to realize that any exercise routine can create strain on joints and muscles, is the alternative -- sitting on a couch, eating chips and drinking beer -- a better solution?

Stop Judging: The Beauty Of A Body That Practices Regular Yoga

Kathryn Budig | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Budig

The controversy surrounding a recent yoga video serves as a gentle reminder that we are quick to judge when we have no idea where someone else is coming from. People often overcome mountains of adversary to be in a place where they can shine.