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Learning to Breathe Again

Aia Hawari | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Aia Hawari

This final drag fills my tired lungs as the red tip of this white cancer stick glows. My mind covets the rush of this smoke, tricking my good senses to envelop in the temporary and forget that it's killing me. I feel light headed and I know I need to let it out.

Don't Steal My Perspective by Assuming You Know My Truth: A Yoga of Disability

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Now, I'm no longer clumsy. Though yoga and mindfulness I've trained my brain and body to compensate for what it lacks. Begun to integrate systems so they work together.

What If Everything in Your Life Was Perfect?

Emily Cassel | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Cassel

Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...

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.

Yoga Therapy vs. Yoga Class

Jennie Lee | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

Yoga therapy is a holistic form of alternative medicine that applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis....

7 Easy Ways To Incorporate Yoga On The Go

Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

While impossible yoga positions in exotic places look cool on Instagram, you don’t need to be a yoga expert (or be on foreign soil) to reap the bene...

I Chose Me: Back to Yoga

Julie Pham | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Pham

I began to heal and surrendered myself to the experience. Just like yoga, life threw at me experiences that made me want to collapse but I released the need to control. I accepted it and "got comfortable with the uncomfortable."

Esalen and the Guru of No Gurus

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Ira Israel

The main tool that I am living and sharing is authenticity. Which is why I love what Esalen has created in melding intellectual, physical and spiritual practices.

These Women Defy The Stereotype That Yogis Only Come In One Shape and Size

Women's Health | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

I had the honor of speaking with four amazing women who shatter the stereotype of what it means to be a yogi. I am so thrilled to share their stories in hopes that they will inspire you as much as they do me.

3 ways to Make Your Dreams Come True

swami varadan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
swami varadan

I believe in what I saw in the movie The Secret and that is that you create your future. What you have around you now is what you have created. Your thoughts and your actions have created the present and will create the future as well. My vision list consists of three parts:

Stop the Runaway Train -- Your Weekly Mindfresh Moment

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chiyoko Osborne

I was at an impromptu Friday night dinner in NYC with six entrepreneurs, four of whom I had never met before. We were all at a film screening event an...

An Epidemic of Spiritual Manipulation in Holistic Business ?

Tova Payne | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

It was a staff meeting at a yoga teacher training school: You would think that a meeting at a so-called spiritual enterprise would begin with a grounding meditation and everyone sharing their new ideas from a heart-centered place.

How I Lost Over 60 Pounds

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Bisila Bokoko

Don't settle for less, when losing weight can be a journey worth sharing and prove to be less of a hassle and more of a fond memory. This is not a seasonal thing. My body is not just summer ready, I am committed to staying in shape and healthy year-round!

Why You Need a Yoga Retreat (And Don't Even Know It)!

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

As a business owner in the yoga and wellness arena, I practice what I teach. Through meditation, yoga and Health Yoga Life coaching I find a quicker ...

World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Reveals Her Top Longevity Tips At 97

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty

After three hip replacement surgeries and one rod in her leg, 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch is still going strong as the world's oldest living yoga t...

5 Quick Yoga Steps to Help Improve Your Focus

Cristina Iacob | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Cristina Iacob

Right after you are done with this yoga practice, you will fill revitalized and ready to take on the world. Use the first hour or two immediately following the practice to do your hardest tasks of the day. Your mind is clear, focused and inspired!

Yoga, Mindfulness and Kids: The Value of Disconnecting

Monica Gray | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

In this hyper-connected, on-line all-the-time culture, it has never been more important to disengage and slow down. Adults have been doing it for years -- through yoga and the increasingly popular practice of mindfulness, which is generally described as the state of being attentive to the present moment.

New York Snapshot: "The White Knight of Fordham Road"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was running to Sunday yoga class in Isham Park, getting in some exercise ahead of exercise, if you know what I mean. And when I'm motivated to this extent, I'm generally not of a mind to stop until I'm done.

Yoga for 'Falling Back'

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year I call "bummer"--it's not quite fall and not quite su...

This Simple Morning Yoga Sequence Gives You Energy All Day

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Some mornings can be rough, but that's nothing a little stretching can't fix. In this video from the yoga experts at Udaya, instructor Caley...

15 Photos That Prove We Can Experience Spirituality Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion

People experience their spirituality in diverse and abundant places. Awe, wonder and the feeling of connectedness can crop up when we least expect it....

The Best Yoga Poses For Arthritis

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

When your joints are aching, exercising may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But as it turns out, it's one of the best remedies for soot...

Post Traumatic Growth: How Amanda Mills "Amandafested" Amanda Mills Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster An...

What Does This Ancient Personality Test Say About You? | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

The Enneagram, like all spiritual and psychological systems, has the potential to help us transform, grow, and improve our relationships with others. For example, if our boss is a six we may act more systematically, but if we see they're an eight -- we might be incentivized to find freedom within their dynamic structure.

A Culture of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Mindfulness in the workplace creates an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down. It's a system where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good.