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Yoga, The How of Now: Working in an Acute Care, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

Rob Schware | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Joanne Spence, Executive Director of Yoga in Schools. Since the 80s, Joanne has worked in several fields of mental health in...

Capoeira Batizado, June 29th: Where New York City and Brazil Meet

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

I was instantly mesmerized. I decided right then and there I didn't just want to do what I saw the instructor do, I wanted to be the kind of person who could do it.

Tristan Prettyman: Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Four

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.26.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Yes, Tristan is only 31, and yes, she is admittedly still growing. But she also recognizes the incredible leaps she has made over the years, the spurts and the bounds separated by crumples and blocks.

We Tried It: Zen Bootcamp

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

The hour-long workout classes are not for the faint of heart: After a short meditation in child's pose, it's a non-stop, high-intensity cardio and strength-training workout. But don't let the word "bootcamp" scare you away: The class is just as playful as it is intense.

I Tried to Write a Book Once

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 08.25.2013 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Brentwood, with a laptop in front of me, next to a window facing San Vicente Boulevard. I'm trying to write a book. Not sure yet what it'll be about, but it's going to be something deep, profound, voice-of-my-generation-ish, critically admired and vaguely popular.

Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

Constitutional Freedoms and Defining Religion

Steven Ramey | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Steven Ramey

Whether you accept a particular revelation as true or consider a ritual institution to be divinely demanded, the category "religion" is a human construction with a shifting meaning that people use strategically to make sense of the world and to negotiate relations to others in society.

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

8 Places to Find Your Center Amidst Mother Nature

JustLuxe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

(Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/Dmitry Berkut) Celebrate the summer and get in a workout at the same time. As this gallery shows, when the sun sh...

LOOK: Thousands Gather For Yoga In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.21.2013 | New York

At the 11th Solstice at Times Square event Friday, thousands upon thousands of yoga enthusiasts are descending upon one of the world's busiest commerc...

In the Realm of the Senses: The SAND 2013 Conference

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

All of our conflicts (and suffering) stem from the fact that no two people perceive the same reality with their senses. This is why spiritual practice aims at releasing the human mind from the delusion of separateness caused by sensory interpretation.

Moms Change the World: Kali Sampson

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Photo Courtesy of Michel Pinto Small and strong, Kali Sampson is overflowing with power and happy energy. When you look closely at her you can see t...

Yoga: How We Teach Children to Find Peace and Stillness Inside Themselves

Rob Schware | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Don Wenig, who, with his wife Marsha Wenig, has been on a mission to help children feel good about themselves since 1989, wh...

One Last Word on Yoga and Trauma

Margaret Howard | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Howard

For all of us who work with human beings, our humility brings us always back to: First, do no harm. Sometimes that's hard. Sometimes we make mistakes, notice things we wish we'd known before, or had been able to handle or perform better.

Five Secrets of Success

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The sign of success is overwhelming joy, confidence, compassion, generosity, and a smile that none can snatch away. Whatever happens in life, if you can keep these, then you have really found success.

What Is Yoga Therapy?

Larry Payne, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Payne, Ph.D.

Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat, but how we live and treat others and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.

So Where Does Yoga Come From?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

The evolution of Yoga and yogic practices from Vedic sacrificial fire rituals to internal breathing exercises can be observed in the Principal Upanisads.

5 U.S. Airports With Yoga & Meditation Centers

Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

There are very few things about airports and long-distance travel that aren't stressful, from security lines and flight delays to mediocre food and ba...

Yoga Goes Hollywood this Solstice!

Lauren Selman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Lauren Selman

If you've been to Los Angeles recently, you are probably very familiar with yoga pants. Yes, the tight, black, close fitting spandex that holds everyt...

The Sheer Terror of Sitting Still

Mark Morford | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Pause and you get eaten. Introspection is for hippies. Ruthlessly forward is the only perspective, the only direction, the only proper attitude.

How Britney Spears Copes With Anxiety

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Joining the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, and Gisele Bundchen, singer and "The X Factor" judge Britney Spears is the latest celeb to profess h...

3 Stress-Relieving Tools To Take Anywhere

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How Do You Achieve Balance?

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Only when I started to practice yoga and meditation by myself was I first introduced to the master, the true healer within me. I didn't find it in therapy sessions but in the silence within

WATCH: Yoga Poses For Stress And Depression

Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

WATCH: Trevor, The Pot-Bellied Pig, Enjoys A Waterfront Yoga Class

Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

We've heard of "downward dog" before, but "oceanfront pig" is not a yoga pose we were familiar with ... until now. Watch in the clip above, as "Tr...