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Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 04.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

A Super MAC for Our Vets

Keith Mitchell | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Keith Mitchell

Simply put, we have the knowledge, the medical talent and technology to really help our veterans. I am proposing that we create our own version of a PAC and call it a MAC (Mindfulness Action Committee) that puts money to good use and leads to health and prosperity for our veterans.

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

Cool Yoga

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

There was a revolution during my warm and gentle yoga class for beginners today. It was my third warm class after 14 months off from yoga following 35 years of regular practice.

Avoid the Workout: Rudy's Revelations

Rudy Mettia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Yoga and working out are both physical, of course, but the biggest thing that takes yoga to that next level is your intention. If you're consumed with the idea of "working out," burning calories and getting skinny, you're sacrificing your mind for your body. Why not engage both?

Why I Keep Falling in Love with Yoga... Again and Again

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I am overwhelmed with gratitude because as I begin this journey into motherhood, into becoming a goddess of giving and devotion to others, my yoga practice nurtures me.

3 Easy Moves To Counteract A Day At Your Desk

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.

Tight Hamstrings? This Simple Yogic Stretch Will Do The Trick -- No Matter How Inflexible You Are

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

You don't have to be super bendy to practice yoga. In fact, the less flexible you are, the more likely you need to incorporate yoga into your life (af...

The 7 Ways Yoga Leads To A Better Body

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

In January I started training to become a yoga instructor. I thought I would share my transformative journey as it unfolds. For fellow yogis -- my stories will remind you of why you practice. For non-yogis -- come along for the ride -- maybe I'll entice you to try a class or two.

New Ways to Learn: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Living Yoga: The Trick to Shifting Thoughts

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

As I started treating myself with more kindness, respect, and dignity, I noticed my temperament calmed. When I caught myself losing patience, for example, in traffic or in a long line, I would gently remind myself to focus on my breath. This gave me time to be more mindful of my breathing.

Stronger Together: 6 Ways to Build Community

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We all want to be happy, peaceful, free and fulfilled. Sometimes we act like this is possible to achieve all on our own. Well, guess what! Everyone else wants the same thing. By working together, collaborating and connecting, we give ourselves and our partners a greater chance of achieving the freedom, peace and joy we are all striving for.

Why I Stand on My Head to Find Balance, and 5 Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Joan Moran | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.

3 Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Help Diabetes

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The recent "Egg Crack Challenge" has gone viral to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Another way to help prevent and reduce diabetes symptoms is to practice yoga and meditation.

Nike Women's New Ad Campaign Is Full Of 'I Can't'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports

You're about to be very inspired by the worlds "I can't." Nike's new "Better For It" ad campaign is all about women finding motivation when that s...

Yoga for Body and Mind Health

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

People often ask which yoga style is the best for reducing stress and improving quality of life. The answer is the one they will do every day and make a part of their life. Yoga techniques are many and varied. The key is to find a yoga practice that works for you and to practice it daily.

Yoga for Peace and Happiness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

"The Guru's Feet" a drawing of B.K.S. Iyengar's feet by Aretha Mckinney Blevins by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Let this, th...

This Serene Desert Yoga Video Will Mesmerize You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Not in the mood for yoga this week? This yogi will probably change your mind. L.A.-based yoga instructor Dylan Werner took on some pretty crazy yo...

Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized Images

V.K. Harber | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
V.K. Harber

The more I taught and practiced, the more I realized that society's perception of the average yogi is not at all accurate. There are thousands of dedicated practitioners with bum knees and c-section scars and flabby arms and imperfect skin.

The Yoga Generation Wants Yoga Without Dogma

Shahram Shiva | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Yoga has grown up and shed its rustic ways. No longer a favorite of only the flower children, today's yoga is as mainstream as a spinning or Zumba...

Contortions: Gratitude Inside Out and Upside Down

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

With my newfound commitment to live gratefully, my goal of absolute authenticity was born and I wouldn't change a thing.

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

One of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver for another person is finding time to take care of your own needs. Caregiving is an unpredictable, chaotic and continuous task so it can feel impossible to create a schedule that includes time for self-nurturing and rest.

3 Truths About Balance

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Roshini Raj, M.D.

Tula is the Sanskrit word for balance, and as a busy mom of two, media contributor and entrepreneur, I know how hard it is to achieve it. And yet ba...

A Solution to Street Violence Can Be Found in Martial Arts, Yoga and Meditation

Gary Snyder | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Snyder

Every few weeks, it seems, there's a new example of street violence that jumps to front and center of the national media and sparks another round of c...

This Calming Yoga Move Also Doubles As A Killer Arm Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

You don't need dumbbells or a bench press to work out your arms. In fact, you don't need anything at all. In the video above, Rudy Mettia leads yo...