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You Matter. Choose Love.

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Sister Jenna

The word, "Love" has been used so much that often its power is diluted. We use it as the right thing to say in a speech or the right weapon to use when you want someone to submit to us. Perhaps the real power in the word is that Love is so large. Which might lead us to question, "Why do I play so small?" Love is large and it has the capacity to remove any limitation of race, creed, religion, or language.

Is Your Yoga Practice an Imperialist Appropriation of Indian Culture?

Michael Sowder | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Michael Sowder

Arguments are simmering in America that when Westerners practice yoga and meditation they are engaged in a neo-colonialist appropriation of an ancient heritage. Proponents of this argument will tell you that the statue of the Buddha or Shiva on your mantelpiece constitutes the imperialist theft of another culture's sacred imagery.

Why Teach Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison?

Rob Schware | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free community-based yoga program with the support of her employer, Patricia McKeen, owner of A New Awakening counseling agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

How to Bring Yoga to the Table This Thanksgiving

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Every night, I watch my 3 year old son sleep the sealed, peaceable sleep belonging only to the province of childhood. He is curled, cozy in his wa...

De-Stress the Holidays With Yoga

LaReine Chabut | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
LaReine Chabut

Carving just 10 minutes out of your day to do these simple yoga moves will help reduce the stress and keep you from holding your breathe so you can enjoy this busy time of the year.

Top Fitness Trends for 2016: Does Your Favorite Make the List?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about trends, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, lasts only for a short time, then, fades away. A trend is something that gains momentum and can create long-term impact in the way people think or behave. In other words, a trend is a "movement."

Rare Photos Prove Marilyn Monroe Was A Yoga Badass

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Muse, movie star, model ... yogi? Indeed, Marilyn Monroe wasn't just an international sex symbol with perfect comedic timing, she was also an O.G...

The Secret Sauce to Savoring the Holidays

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

The Secret Sauce to Savoring the Holidays for Busy People by Debbie Lyn Toomey Speaker, Author, Trainer How many times have you heard yourself or o...

How Laughter Improves Our Health And Boosts Happiness

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion

Laughter is in many ways our universal language. Humans love to laugh, and it's good that we do: Laughing can reduce stress, boost our mood, improve ...

Are We All Insane?

Chantelle Jahara Pinto | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Jahara Pinto

The Tao Master raised his cup of green tea to eye level, its handle facing me. "What do you see?" he asked. "A tea cup and its handle," I replied...

Flaunting My Flub: A Personal Protest Made Public

Sophia Herbst | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Sophia Herbst

We have forgotten that perfectly healthy bodies have chub. We have forgotten how to be accepting of our own bodies. We have forgotten that we're perfectly normal. Perfectly beautiful. Perfectly great.

10 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

World Peace and Demi Moore in Jogya, Indonesia

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Traveling is my greatest passion. I love exploring the world. I have been traveling my entire life and as a result, have friends of different socio-economic positions, backgrounds, and faiths in nearly every corner of the globe.

Others Have It Better Than Me -- Your Weekly Mindfresh Moment

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chiyoko Osborne

Jealousy simmered inside me. A flame of frustration at the utter unfairness in life flashed in my mind for a moment.

The New Normal

Harper Spero | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

For years I worked in environments where hustling, being available 24/7 and never feeling at ease was the norm. Yes, stress was normal. Not having a...

How to Make Mindfulness 'More Modern'

Emily Hill | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Hill

Sean Hoess is creating "a new visual vernacular" for yoga in the Western world. Co-founder of the Wanderlust Festival, he argues that their mix of m...

Who Should Help Pay for Yoga?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Let's hope that our health insurers and legislative policymakers realize that coverage of yoga is a natural next step.

The Barbecued Chicken Recipe That Brought Me Closer To My Son

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My older son left for college in mid-August. Five days later, I applied to train to become a yoga teacher. I had been been practicing yoga for six weeks. I had no business wanting to teach it.

Eataly: Italian Food the Italian Way

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Renee Lo Iacono

When my friend in Milan took me to Eataly I was initially surprised to discover that he wanted to show me a grocery store, however, after a walk thr...

Making Time For Those Things That I Never Felt I Had Time For

Becky Tountas | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

"Mommy, how was yoga?" My daughter and I are walking out of her nursery school when she asks me this question. It is a warm day for the fall and I am relieved to have her hand in mine after our morning apart.

From Portugal's Pristine Algarve to Andalusia's Flamenco Soul

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I drink my morning coffee from a beautiful Hermes mug; the bright crimson pattern, reminiscent of wrought iron ornamentation, is called Balcon du Guad...

Increasing Emotional Health in your Family Through Yoga Therapy Techniques

Bobbi Hamilton | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bobbi Hamilton

We all love yoga for its therapeutic effects, yet you may not know that yoga makes great family therapy. Integrating yoga as a quality inter-relational activity builds communication, supportive relationships, fosters the expression of love, and structures healthy bonds and boundaries.

Are breweries the new yoga studios?

Well+GOOD | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By Christine Yu for Well+GOOD When Mikki Trowbridge decided to teach a yoga class at Rogue Brewery's farm overlooking the Willamette River just outs...

Is It Vulgar For Yoga Teachers To Use The "C" Word?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

If you are trying to rid humanity of a virulent virus that cuts down thousands of people's lives in their prime everyday, then I think you are entitled to call yourself "Crazybusy."