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50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

Honest Reasons You Should Do Yoga

Sarah Klegman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klegman

I'm not saying it'll work for everyone, and I can't promise you won't embarrass yourself, but give it a shot. If a skeptical, lazy, sassy and formerly out of shape lady like me can start practicing yoga, you can to.

The Gift of Anxiety and the Practice of Peace

Anne M. Samit | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

"For out on the edge of darkness there runs the peace train." -- Peace Train, Cat Stevens A new instructor had arrived on the scene, and instead of b...

How to Find the Best Yoga Teacher to Guide Your Practice

Sonima.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

There is always something to learn with each experience. One teacher might not be a fit for you, but that doesn't always mean that teacher is "bad." Stay positive, keep exploring, and practice as often as you can to find the good in yoga... for you.

Yogi Blues: The Bhagavad Gita & The Yoga of Despair

Abeer Saha | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Abeer Saha

Popular wisdom, from doctors and moms alike, is that yoga and happiness go hand in hand. Photographs and renditions of enlightened yogis often wea...

Up Against the Wall at Yoga

Anne M. Samit | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne M. Samit

And so I'll look for my bandhas all day long, because I know the attempt is what's making me strong. And I'm going to keep on dropping back, because, apparently, I've already opened up a crack.

The Year That Didn't Go As Planned and Why It's OK

Pam Lilak | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

In the end, we may not reach our goals or we may break a resolution. Who cares. Don't kick and scream. Take the road of grace and ease. You may find that while on this road, even though your life did not go according to your plan, what happened instead was even better.

The Holidays, the Practice and the Power of the Polka Dot

Anne M. Samit | Posted 12.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

And here's the hand my trusty friend, and gives a hand o' thine! ~ Auld Lang Syne It's the holiday season, and it's dark and cold. And on this nig...

God Is My Employer, With All due Respect to Atheists, Agnostics or Anyone With Issues About PC

Judy Warren | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Judy Warren

Let me start by saying I've been writing blog-posts for the Huffington Post since this past July, mostly on the topic of conscious dating, and I'm cur...

Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice

Ted Cadsby | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ted Cadsby

So do any of these forms of meditation achieve their putative benefits? There are two ways to answer this question. The first is to examine the scientific evidence and the second is to consider subjective accounts from the many practitioners. Each perspective points in a slightly different direction; they are both explored in Part II: The Evidence.

What Is Yoga

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Another entry from my work in progress, An Opinionated Dictionary of Religion. Yoga: noun. A physical regimen that is also a spiritual regimen. ...

Why I'm Proud to Be an Insane Beast in Supersonic Socks

Anne M. Samit | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne M. Samit

I met a man named Adeoye. I'd met him before. He works in a store I frequent when I arrive at yoga too early and need a place to go. I didn't know...

7 Life-Changing Ways to Maintain Your Vacation Buzz

Tracy Dungo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Dungo

Pull from the bliss you have at the beach and bring back a slice of that perspective to your everyday life. Here are seven ways to mix the hustle with the happy and take on the city life with an island mentality:

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Build a Gratitude Tree

Yoga Journal | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal This Thanksgiving, try passing the potatoes with an extra helping of gratitude at your dinner table. Practicing gratitude four ti...

7 Ways to Protect Your Joints in Yoga

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Here are seven tips to help keep your joints healthy and safe in yoga:

5 Ways to Help Avoid Injury in Your Yoga Practice

Brittany Policastro | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

I for one refuse to give up a practice that has literally transformed my life from the inside out. So instead I'm giving you five simple ways to approach your yoga practice that will help keep you safe and injury-free.

Why You Should Try Forest Bathing

Yoga Journal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Spending quiet time in wooded areas is viewed as good medicine in Japan, and now this practice—Shinrin-yoku, or "forest bath...

Mudra-s and Bandha-s: Working With Fire

Rowan Lommel | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rowan Lommel

Yoga philosophy sees human anatomy as not only physical, but as energetic. Mudrā-s and bandha-s are some of the most potent tools that can work o...

How To Get Into Crow Pose (Yes, You CAN Do It)

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn't make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has 3 ideas to help you r...

How to Master Dolphin Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens and strengthens the shoulders; opens the hamstrings; prepares the body and mind to go upside down. Instruction F...

Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Yoga Transitions

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal When it comes to injury prevention, what you do between poses may be as important as the poses themselves. Here's how to flow safe...

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

These five-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet potent tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the hectic pace of modern life and realize their full potential.

Secrets For Better Yoga Arm Balances

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Struggling with arm balances? From Crane (Crow) Pose to an all-out Handstand, the form in the hands and forearms remains the same...

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

Joy is not about what you do and what you do not do. Joy is about how you are within yourself. These five-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet ...