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Black History Salute to Russell Simmons, the Yogi

Janice Brown | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Janice Brown

Now, I like hip-hop, but I don't love it. I mean, I like hip-hop lite. I don't remember how I ended up with a Russell Simmons audiobook, but it was divine. Surprisingly, Simmons spoke about his journey into yoga and meditation.

Pat Robertson: Yoga Forces People To Pray 'To A Hindu Deity'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

Pat Robertson has some words of caution for anyone considering taking up yoga. Responding to a viewer's question posed during Tuesday's episode of...

5 Top Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Of course, the skills you learn in teacher training will help you get started as a yoga teacher, but they can also enhance your current professional skill set allowing you to meet with long-term career success and satisfaction.

Spreading Pseudoscience: 5 Reasons Why Some Liberals Are as Bad as Conservatives

Bobby Azarian | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

The first step to solving problems is to identify and understand them. With that in mind, here is a list of five reasons why some liberals are just as bad, or at least almost, as creationism-believing conservatives when it comes to spreading pseudoscience.

The Yoga of Trust: How AcroYoga Rebuilds Your Trust in Others

Sophia Herbst | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia Herbst

There's a saying in yoga: Finding balance in the physical will help you find balance in the mental. I believe the same is true for trust.

Learn to Meditate and Avoid Common Beginner Mistakes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Like any rewarding action and practice, meditation does take discipline. But discipline should be an act of joy and loving devotion, not punishment. Remember that you are meditation to give your mind and heart the best chance to experience life fully, and enjoy the beauty of solitude!

The Dos and Don'ts of Planning a Wellness Retreat

Lauren Coles | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Whether you are a wellness professional organizing your first retreat or an office manager/HR professional looking to take your company's next off-site to the next level, this advice will be useful.

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

5 Essential Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Enhance Everything

Douglas LaBier | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Overall, we're seeing Western empirical science steadily confirm what's been observed and known about the mind/body/spirit interconnection within the ancient Eastern traditions. I think the upshot of these recent studies is that how you engage your mind, body and mental/emotional outlook in the world shapes and influences your total system.

Daily Meditation: Just Breathe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Conversation I Had With My Younger Self

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've changed so dramatically since I've gotten older and started practicing yoga; I haven't slowed down with age -- instead, I've sped up. I do things now that I never would even have considered in my younger years. Recently, I started wondering how a conversation with my former self might go.

I Was a Party Girl, but Yoga Saved Me From Myself

Deepti Kapoor | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepti Kapoor

I lived in Delhi at the turn of the century with my recently widowed mother and my grandmother who was widowed at 25. Three women in that apartment, w...

Pennies for Heaven

Liza Long | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Liza Long

Two months later, I celebrated my fortieth birthday in a way I never could have imagined. After years of hard work, sacrifice and a level of organizational commitment that in retrospect was possibly unwarranted, I was an out-of-work single mother of four children.

14 Reasons You Should Book It To Bali

Findery | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel
Findery

Bali is an island for romantic getaways, ladies-only trips, family vacations, or independent travels. Bali offers the perfect mix of exotic culture, tropical weather and luxury for everyone. Here are 14 tips for eating, praying and loving in Bali.

Back Off My Yoga Pants!

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 02.19.2015 | Style
Lisbeth Darsh

We need to get a grip on this yoga pants mania. First, we had some Christian blogger declaring she wasn't going to wear yoga pants anymore in public ...

What Is Yoga Service? A Working Definition

Rob Schware | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

Yoga service is gaining in popularity. There is a Yoga Service Council, an annual Yoga Service Conference, and numerous professionals in many discip...

Taking Yoga Off the Mat

Jordi Lippe | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Jordi Lippe

Photo Credit: buildOn The beginnings of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years but has only become massively popular in the last decade. In fact, i...

Stretching Toward Happiness: How I Approach My Career Like Yoga

James McCrae | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

I try to approach my career like yoga. I stretch and bend myself to test the limits of my ability. When I get too comfortable, I stretch myself further, learning new mental postures that expand myself beyond my comfort zone. Stretching ourselves beyond what we know is how we grow.

An American Hindu in the 21st Century

Chris Fici | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion
Chris Fici

The global Hindu community, while inextricably rooted in the peoples and soil of India and their diaspora, can't be superficially contained or constrained by boundary or ideology, or any kind of classification of race, gender, sexuality, or caste.

Life After Death: A Surreal Reality

Melissa Gould | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

Joel was my husband and the love of my life. He died 15 months ago, and what seemed so surreal for the first year is now simply real, although still impossibly hard to comprehend.

Why This Yoga Teacher Wants to Make Six Figures in 2015

Brittany Policastro | Posted 02.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brittany Policastro

A few days before the start of the year, I decided that 2015 would be the year I make six figures through teaching, writing and talking about yoga. I ...

Yoga In A Club With A Live DJ Will Make You Feel Like An Actual Warrior

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is part of HuffPost Healthy Living's We Tried It series. What We Tried: Deep House Yoga, a vinyasa class taught to the soundtrack of a l...

18 Couples Who'll Nama-Stay Together Until The End Of Time

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Damon Dahlen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

What could be better than sharing a good-for-you habit with those you love most? For starters, we know exercising with a partner can help keep you ...

Valentine's Day Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher It's almost Valentine's Day, so I've prepared a gift for you that's even more delicious tha...

Vaginal Weightlifting... Coming to a Gym Near You

Dani Alpert | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
Dani Alpert

Russian weightlifters; Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, Yury Vlasov and Ruslan Albegov. And now Tatyana Kozhevnikova, the 2009 world-record holder in.....