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Please Leave Your Type A-Ness Off My Yoga Mat (And I'll Do The Same)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Type A-ness (which does sound quite naughty when you say it out loud) has gone beyond the corporate world and into the yoga world, one that I had assumed was supposed to be Zen.

The Light of Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Last fall, I had the honor of meeting with B.K.S. Iyengar, who died this week, at his yoga institute in Pune, India. Dressed in a crisp white kurta,...

Perfection Exists Only In The Present Moment

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

When I awoke from the successful surgery, I knew a part of the healing required was to knock myself off the pedestal of perfection. I do take full responsibility for putting myself there. I had created a life for myself that was literally hard to swallow.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

B.K.S. Iyengar Dead: Indian Yoga Guru Dies At 95

AP | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and authored 17 books on the subject, died Wednesday a...

Yoga for Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "[Yoga teaches us what resources] we have inside us so that we are able to expose...

Today's Doodle - Let a smile spread through your heart

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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This Coupon Entitles You to One Free Hug

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

With a great deal of bipolar disorder in my immediate family, I've watched depression's dark tentacles wrap themselves around our hearts in the most insipid and life-altering ways.

Finding God as a Fallen Catholic

Maria Senise | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Maria Senise

When religion masks the fact that we will never truly know and understand God, that's when we land in trouble. When we think we know all the answers, that's when we are truly ignorant.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

How to Find Liberation From Suffering

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Darren Littlejohn

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died, I didn't write about it. It was just too depressing. Another long term sober addict who'd relapsed and hit the...

5 Signs of Hormonal Havoc

Kate Callaghan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving.

7 Ways To Lighten Up (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Next time tough times come your way, know that this too shall pass. Life is so much bigger than the crappy experiences that come our way. Learn to let go of the trying moments and create space to tap into the beauty and power of your free and loving spirit within.

6 Things Yoga Teachers Wish You Would Stop Doing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

You might expect yoga instructors not to have a single care in the world, considering the focus in their profession of cultivating some serious zen. ...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Speak it!

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Stuck at Your Desk All Day? You Can Still Fit in Some Yoga!

Lauren Coles | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you have your own private office, or access to a private space in the office, try lying on your back on the ground with your legs up the wall. Doing this pose saved me in times of stress during my career as a public school teacher.

Celebrity, Science And The Letter K

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

I've never been a celebrity gawker. So when the St. Regis Resort's public relations director asked me to sign a non-disclosure agreement, I didn't t...

Yoga: How We Serve the Whole Neighborhood

Rob Schware | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Lara Land, who was first introduced to yoga service in 2008, when she traveled to Rwanda with an organization now called Pro...

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Civilizational Partners and Equals: What Narendra Modi Means for American Hindus

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For Hindus in America, Modi's leadership will mark a promising opportunity to bring faith, culture, nation, and world together. There is a great deal of hope riding on what he does, not only for India, but also for symbolizing a Hinduism that is modern, strong, and still true to its universalism.

Are You in Life for the Sprint of It?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Are your efforts and commitments for the short term or the long of it? One engenders trust and self-honor, the other, advertises that not you or anyon...

5 Good Reasons to Delay Your Vinyasa

Rudy Mettia | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

A delayed vinyasa will buy you extra time to feel the energetic effects of the previous posture and gives you a moment to restore the breath and plug into the power and joy of a well performed injury free practice.

21 Ways To Let Go And Free Yourself

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" But what exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years of counseling clients and taking a stab or two at letting go of my own "stuff," I recommend the following strategies...

Expert Yogis Share Their Favorite Stress-Releasing Poses

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is about more than flexibility and working up a good sweat -- it benefits the mind, just as much as it does the body. We chatted with some of ou...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Breathe Into...

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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