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The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.


Marcia Liss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


I tried Bikram (aka Yoga in Hell or 'Hot Yoga')

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I tried hot yoga and I tried Bikram. I found the reasons I thought I wouldn't like it weren't what I expected. In the process of trying, I learned more about myself, my practice, and why any of it really matters to me.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Yoga in the Philippines

James Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

From the design of the facilities and choices for in-house props to the all-important standards for teachers, Manila is presenting a more grown-up version of the yoga scene than I've seen anywhere else.

Yoga: The Skill of Stilling the Mind

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

There is a new icebreaker in the international diplomatic circuit. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call at the UN General Assembly for decla...

Yoga and Prison Rehabilitation Programs

Rob Schware | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Kathryn Thomas. Before training as a yoga instructor, Kathryn was a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator flying SH-60 helicopters...

3 Ways to Bring Yoga Into Your Busy Office

Lauren Coles | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Don't be intimidated to bring yoga into your office because of factors like a large staff, small space, or multiple offices. Try these solutions, and get started on your office yoga adventure!

Aloha Also Means Goodbye

Quarterlette | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

I said goodbye to one life and hello to another, a chapter that has yet to be written. And in the spirit of change, I was equal parts scared and excited, an intoxicating elixir of emotions that carried me across the threshold as I reinvented myself in a transformational year.

The International Envision Festival 2015 in Costa Rica 2/26-3/1

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Massive community gatherings are reigniting and redefining humanity. We are not just brought together to enjoy but to change. Music has always been a powerful, non-violent weapon used to convey truths, change perspectives and start revolutions.

Taking Yoga to Government

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Sister Jenna

I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

Yoga After A Year's Absence: Back To My Future

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 11.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

Charlotte Chandler Stone & Elizabeth Boleman-Herring. "Do not stop trying just because perfection eludes you." -- B.K.S. Iyengar "Yoga tea...

Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

Handstands and Lasting Happiness

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Seven months ago, I attempted snowboarding. Choosing the lesson option first, the instructor was patient and kind. I was doing well enough and was about to go to the actual bunny slope to try my skills, but first I wanted to try one more move with both boots on the board.

Calm Body, Kind Mind: Serving Veterans Through Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Simple moments hit me the hardest: a couple of weeks ago a vet told me that he noticed it's easier for him to tie his shoes. It's something most people take for granted, but it makes his day just a little bit easier. That's huge.

David Bowie Accidentally Taught Me Yoga in Boot Camp

James Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

A silent boot camp listening party for one probably can't be called yoga practice if the definition of yoga practice includes an intention to do yoga, because I had no idea what that meant at the time. But, what I experienced was that, intentionally or not, my mind found ways to feel better.

Awake! Why Hindus Must Choose Moral Relevance Over Historic Fantasy

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a stunning vision, statement, and experience all at once.

How Having Friends Who Do Yoga Has Helped Me

Alka Pratap | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Yoga is a solo affair and my well-being is mine to craft. No one else can actually do the work for me, but the path becomes easier when there is support around you to keep you chugging along, so that you don't drop off when you hit a low, or get too elated and lose track.

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Getting Turned On

Jenine Durland | Posted 11.03.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenine Durland

My apartment is quiet, so quiet in fact that after years of listening to free Pandora radio, last night I finally gave in and paid for the ad-free upg...

Kim Bhasin

What's Behind Dear Kate's No-Underwear Yoga Pants | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

Lingerie company Dear Kate's new no-underwear yoga pants make a lot of promises: No panty lines. No bunching. No riding up. No camel toe. No stressin...

Does Time Really Exist?

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

What advice did I give my son when he asked me about tools to help him not feel so stressed? I told him to watch and pay attention to what is happening "now" in the present moment. I told him to focus on the sounds in the street, the smell of the trees, the changing leaves and even the feeling of his own feet on the ground.

How to Make These Fear-Inducing 5 Yoga Poses a Little Less Scary This Halloween!

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

In a pose, right at the edge of going too far and falling out of the pose is exactly where you will keep growing and transforming the body and mind. So give up the ego and give yourself permission to fall. And if you do fall out, smile. It will ease the bruise to the ego.

Retail Chatter #8

June Haynes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
June Haynes

Is everyone spending the $895 price tag for sneakers with the Chanel label, or $975 for the Givenchy sweat pants to hit the gym, or simply has this new casual become the lifestyle of the fashionistas?