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Yoga Sutras

When Life Is Unfair -- Feed the Right Wolf

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Chiyoko Osborne

I always viewed the phrase "life is unfair" as negative. It felt to me the glass is half empty; why try when you'll fail anyway; the good guy comes i...

Carolyn Gregoire

How The Yoga Industry Lost (And Found) Its Soul Along The Way To Reinventing Spirituality In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

In 1971, Sat Jivan Singh Khalsa moved to New York to open a yoga studio. A lawyer moonlighting as a Kundalini yoga teacher, he set up shop in Boerum H...

To My Baby Sister, On Maintaining Her 'Smobriety'

James Brown | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.

What the F*ck Was Lululemon Thinking?

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Gregoire

Trivializing and misusing a sacred tradition to sell luxury (not to mention sizeist) yoga clothing is not only embarrassing, it's offensive.

Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

Rowan Lommel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

"We all need a means to help us access an inner intelligence that is clear and calm and from which we can relate to and function in this world where there is so much confusion and agitation."

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.

A Light Look at Naughty Gurus and Yoga's Five Steps of Suffering

James Brown | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

How does perception of another individual become so skewed that we are shocked when we learn of their mortal shortfalls? And why does seeing the dark side of a teacher hurt so much more than if the corner grocer or local barista does the same thing?

My Easter Question: Is Yoga Making Me Christian Again?

James Brown | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I have found that one of the most challenging parts of my job is to get people to look for similarities at least as zealously as they look for differences. The more we identify as different, the less happy we are because we are denying the nature of the world. We are not separate.

Before Scientific Discovery, There Was Truth

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

The ancient sages of India developed a tradition of personal health and growth that stood the test of time through many centuries of practice and implementation.

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.