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What Prison Taught Me About Mindfulness

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

They aren't the uni-dimensional individuals their online mug shots might suggest, but rather living, breathing, thinking and feeling human beings with aspirations, abilities and of course, regrets. It was a powerful reminder that we need not be defined by our circumstances.

5 Yoga Myths Even Devoted Yogis Still Believe

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is here to stay. The $27 billion industry saw a 29 percent increase in popularity from 2008 to 2012. It attracts 8.7 percent of Americans to mats...

3 Tips For Maintaining Zen While You Travel

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Each time I glance at this little mini-altar I am reminded to pause for a moment, take a deep breath and go within for just a few seconds. These tiny breaks bring me back to my center and restore my conscious awareness to a higher perspective in an instant.

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Move Forward

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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This Ancient Practice Destroys Every Excuse For Avoiding Exercise

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

With every year that passes, we get more information about the mental and physical benefits of exercise. But when it comes to actually lacing up those...

Live Like You Breathe

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Challenge yourself to take at least one deep, concentrated breath each day. As you inhale, think of one action you will take to become emotionally stronger; as you exhale, think of one action you will take to become physically stronger.

The Yoga ABCs for Love Quarrels: Or Using Yoga Off the Mat When Your Sweetheart Is Being a Jerk

Wendy Reese | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

What you resists persists. Same holds true for the downward spiral of an argument with your sweetheart; they are less than loving, you try to correct the course, they're a jerk again, you retort, soon the fall begins and both parties are less than loving.

Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wa...

I Don't Do Yoga, and It Could Be Your Fault

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Rose Gilman

By taking these over sexualized, yoga posing selfies, and posting them for the world to see, these women make it almost impossible for women like me (whose hands don't even come close to touching the floor when we bend over) to feel good about going back to our yoga practice.

I Refused to Get Off the StairMaster

Tony Posnanski | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I have no problem proving people wrong. I am glad I was able to today.

Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

This time in my life feels awkward, unfamiliar and off-balance. But as I return to these stories of humor, pain and sweetness, I see that experiencing deep love is a gift even though I'm stumbling through the transitions.

Philanthropy-Yoga

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

What is the optimal way to use your money? The answer to that will likely change over time, encouraging effective donors to keep posing - and answering -- questions. But you shouldn't worry. It's like a kind of philanthropy-yoga: regularly asking deep questions about giving helps donors stay flexible as well as strategic.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Strike A Pose!

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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5 Lessons Yoga Training Has Taught Me For A Healthier, Happier Life

Ko Im | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

I just finished a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Did I lose weight? No. Did I get into a crazy pose? Sometimes, but more importantly, I relearned my foundations.

What We Can Learn From The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty

They say yoga keeps you healthy and young; the epitome of that adage is 96-year-old Tao Porchon Lynch. Lynch is the oldest known living yoga teache...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Why You Should Make Your Bed

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Is Personal Training Dead?

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

People now have endless options when it comes to their fitness, and rather than doubling down on one activity, they're taking a more holistic approach and exploring options that fit their individual budgets, lifestyles and interests.

Yoga Hope for Parkinson's Patients

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The sad news of beloved comic Robin William's death was followed by reports he was fighting Parkinson's disease.  His widow, Susan Schneider, reveale...

Pixie Cut Regret and the Art of Non-Attachment

Christa Del Giorno | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Christa Del Giorno

My stylist recommended regular haircuts to avoid awkwardness (see: mullet). When I had long hair, I rarely got a haircut. Short hair requires effort. In the words of my stylist: Growth requires maintenance.

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Taking the Spiritual Path? The Challenges and Cosmic Humor in Pursuing Enlightenment

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 08.29.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

There are lots of days when I think running to a mountain cave and meditating all day is where I want to be, never to return to "civilization."

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...