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The Threat Of Yoga

Alan Jones | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Alan Jones

Yoga is getting a lot of attention lately -- from news of people overdoing it by mistaking it for a competitive sport to objections to its being taught in schools as a means of religious indoctrination.

Lululemon for Girls?! Yes, it's True! Meet Ivivva

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Julie Gerstenblatt

First, let me just say, on behalf of all the Lululemon-loving women out there with young daughters... OMG!

How a Celeb Photographer Found Yoga and Never Looked Back

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

It's no secret that yoga is a popular pastime among celebrities and socialites. Being mindful and living a healthy lifestyle has perhaps never been so celebrated as it is today.

Yoga And Cigarettes: Remembering My Gram 'Ruthie The Rock'

Lindsey O'Neill | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Lindsey O'Neill

My grandma is here today, but this time, I'm wearing all black, and my Uncle is standing on the altar, reciting her eulogy, reminding us of her voracious appetite for life. A woman of faith, a mother of responsibility, a wife of integrity, a grandmother of chocolate chip ice cream-laden love.

Yoga: How We Serve Women in Maximum Security Prisons

Rob Schware | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"The inmates keep me motivated. Their eagerness and desire to learn is second to none. Some of the women are serving life sentences. They tell me that yoga helps them cope on many different levels."

Embrace Imperfection: You Are Good Enough

Tara Brach | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We all get caught in wants and fears, we all act unconsciously, we all get diseased and deteriorate. If we can learn to relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong.

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at Harvard Medical School investigated how a daily yoga practice might affect sleep for people with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity.

Mystics and Mistakes

Sadhguru | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

If your experience of life transcends the limitations of sense perception -- seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling -- you are known as a mystic. You experience life in a way that others do not know.

Making Bread from 'Yoga' Bread: The Triumph of Conceptual Marketing

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Stewart J. Lawrence

Some call it "yoga bleaching." But among industry marketers, there's a more generic term: "conceptual marketing." How does it work?

Yoga: How We Serve Diverse Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I was teaching yoga at the Boulder County jail. One of the women, Tracy, was in my program for nine months. Upon her release, she looked me up. She told me she wanted to become a yoga teacher. Now she's in charge of the jail program, and is creating a transition program for inmates"

Do You Need a Body to Do Yoga?

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Yoga is certainly a physical practice and can be a great way to work on strength and flexibility. But many seasoned yogis and instructors will tell you that breathing and mindfulness are at the heart of the practice.

We Tried It: SLT Yoga

Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Kate Bratskeir

While I love a good, old-fashioned vinyasa class, I really connected with the music and energy of SLT. These elements added a lightness to yoga that I hadn't experienced prior.

Healing Breast Cancer's Emotional Pain Through Yoga

Derek Beres | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

While we as a culture continue looking for a cure -- or now, more likely, cures -- we have at least learned a few things about helping people recover from cancer treatment programs, namely chemotherapy. One such device is yoga.

Yoga's Dark Side

Erin Motz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?

Fathers and Sons

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Addiction is a mysterious thing. You never know what it will take to break the forcefield of denial, allowing a person to change their course and survive.

How I Stopped Smoking Crack and Built the Life of My Dreams

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Tommy Rosen

"On the night I almost died from smoking crack, there was no conscious understanding of what was happening in my mind or body. I was reduced to a state of depravity, like an animal whose only purpose was to never come down from the rush."

Can A Hare Krishna Yogi Have A Social Gospel?

Chris Fici | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

As far as I know, I am the only practicing Hindu at Union Theological Seminary right now, and this leaves me in a tough spot. This is because I am not sure how I, as a Hindu, as a "Hare Krishna," fit into the fabric of social justice that defines Union.

If Not You, Then Who?

Intent | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact
Intent

Like many other like-minded yogis, I have blatantly avoided the actual political system for years now. I don't like it.

School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California have slammed the district’s twice-a-week yoga program, accusing it of religious in...

Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Even more impressive than the power of yoga in this story is the fierce resiliency of these teens' spirits. Perhaps yoga and meditation awaken something in the human spirit that was always there, but which we lose sight of or neglect.

Should You Try Hot Yoga?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Niya Jones M.D., M.P.H. Introduced in the 1970s, Bikram yoga has been gaining in popularity ever sinc...

How Music Affects Our Spirit (WATCH)

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit."

Two Ways to Help Relieve Fibromyalgia

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

There is no definitive test for fibromyalgia, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown. Current research reports that two mind-body exercises, yoga and tai chi, can help relieve fibromyalgia.

Yoga: Helping Survivors of Sexual Trauma to Heal

Rob Schware | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Zabie Khorakiwala has managed UC Irvine's violence prevention programs for the past two years and became dedicated to providing survivors of sexual trauma with tangible ways to heal.

Buddha Doodle -- "Everything"

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.08.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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