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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...

10 Ways to Become a More Beautiful Person on the Outside and the Inside

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Well...have I got good news for you! When the planet Jupiter passes through your first House the "gods of self-improvement and confidence" beckon your door. For one whole year Jupiter becomes your personal teacher and mentor smiling at you, urging you to be all you can be.

This Woman's Just Turned 92, And Is Still Doing Headstands

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.03.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I honestly never think about the number of years I have been on this planet. But I do think about the millions of miles my divine, wonderful and dependable feet have travelled, and it never ceases to amaze me.

It's All About Balance

Jenn Zerling | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

In order to help preserve your balance and stability for when you age, consider training it at least three times a week. While many yoga classes have balance postures in them, sometimes doing these same postures stand alone, can have a positive impact on your balance too.

Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

Rob Schware | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

The Secret to Being More Outgoing and Living Fully

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

How can we practice being brave without simply resting on the cliches of 'doing something that scares you'? After all, that phrase in itself is a bit scary. How can break down the bravery-muscle-building process into measurable steps?

The Ultimate Guide To Using A Fitness Ball

Annalicia Lynn | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Annalicia Lynn

Most people don't properly utilize their stability ball (or even get it out of its box). And I get it. It's a totally intimidating apparatus if you've never been taught the basics. When you know the essentials, however, you can ensure your safety and protect your time.

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in round 4, hold each pose for 5-6 seconds, or 1 breath.

Try These 2 Simple Yoga Poses To Relieve Stress This Instant

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

A little yoga can go a long way. The ancient practice has been shown to relieve stress, boost mood and increase flexibility (among a host of other ben...

Sacred Sisterhood of Healers!

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

I don't know how many people learn about the revolutionary Dorothea Dix in school any more, but for people involved with mental health advocacy, she...

Kyra Zagorsky of Helix Loves Guac -- Who Knew?!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Oh Helix fans! You know who you are. No hiding. Especially if you want to see what Kyra Zagorsky just told me! Is Kyra the hottest doctor or what?!

Take Back Your Life One Hour At a Time

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Yoga isn't a panacea, but it is one real step you can take today to take back control of your life again and step away from your iPhone. Your yoga practice might be your only hour of your day, or week, when you are able to find quiet.

The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga

The Active Times | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Yoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.

How to Get Your Ski Legs Back -- Minus the Meltdown

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Taking your time is important, and not just for your mental health. There's so much scenery to enjoy up here, you can almost forget you're strapped to two plastic boards with sharp edges and all waxed up so they go real fast. Oh, wait. I just felt my heart skip a beat as I wrote that sentence. Deep breaths, Kari.

Enter The 'Multi-Sensory' Yoga Stations Of The Cross

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion

Anne Kelley, a Seattle-based attorney, was looking for a way to engage with the stations of the cross on a deeper level when she stumbled upon the ide...

Why Meditation Is My Personal Hell

Katie Tandy | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy
Katie Tandy

I try to be deeply thankful to not be disfigured, lost, or forlorn. To be sitting on a hill in California eating organic chocolate and laughing with friends. But mostly I just feel guilty for being such a spoiled neurotic shithead that a day of contemplation is a kind of torture.

Get Inspired: How Yoga Boosts Creativity

Riva Gdanski | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Yoga teaches us how to connect to our mind, body, and soul through meditation, poses, and breathing. While we often associate yoga with growth in str...

The Winter of Our Disconnect: A Love Story

Laura Rose Montorio | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Rose Montorio

A yoga instructor recently encouraged our class to practice our most difficult poses with the understanding that all things come to an end. It's a bittersweet truth, and one easily lost under 108 inches of snow. But she's right. All things -- even this terrible, now officially historic winter -- do come to an end.

Introduction to Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness

James McCrae | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

Today's polished yoga centers and Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga, in some form or another, has remained.