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Sola Yoga: Can Meditation Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

How long does it take to rebuild a feeling of safety and security among the people? We've spent time and money rebuilding the national security forces of these countries. Will it be enough?

Why Yoga Studies Need to Smarten Up

Eddie Stern | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

Many of the yoga studies that are done are deeply flawed, primarily because yoga is a practice that, if not done with a certain amount of diligence and enthusiasm, doesn't provide the benefits it promises.

Relaxation and the Four Intensities of Desire

Rod Stryker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

The yoga tradition teaches that desire has four levels of intensity. Each one is a progressively more compelling force that exerts an increasing influence on our destiny.

Murder At Lululemon: Yoga's "Heart Of Darkness"?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Stewart J. Lawrence

Last week's guilty verdict in the trial of 28-year-old Brittany Norwood -- accused of first-degree murder in the grisly slaying of her 30-year old co-worker Jayna Murray -- has brought to a close the latest ugly chapter in the history of Lululemon.

Bypassing Yoga for Showmanship

Alanna Zabel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

In hindsight I can see that I was focused primarily on the physical practice of yoga in my 20s and early 30s. As we age, the focus naturally becomes more about balance and moderation.

The 7 Chakras You've Heard Of.. And 4 You Haven't

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

When I began studying yoga, I learned that there were seven chakras -- those energy centers that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. So imagine my surprise to learn that there are actually 11.

Compassion Is Something You Train In

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

From the Buddhist standpoint, any time you see a person you think is kind and compassionate, it's actually the heart/mind equivalent of seeing a great athlete.

The Stress-Relieving Benefits of 'Corpse Pose'

Rod Stryker | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

Clearing your unconscious and enlisting it to work on your behalf in supporting your goals or intentions can be so helpful. It may be hard to fathom that becoming more effortless can help you achieve more of what you truly want, but it can.

Another Health Benefit Of Yoga: Easing Back Pain

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

The spiritual element in yoga is difficult to capture in large groups, but with researchers like the group in Seattle thinking about these problems, going forward we are likely to find answers.

A Glimpse Into the Post-Mindful Era

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

We've been in the "information age" for a while and I see the post-mindful era as a "wisdom age" -- a time when people are more flexible, caring and in touch with what works and what doesn't in life.

NBA Star Spends Lockout Doing Ballet

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

For players in the NBA, the lockout has meant a lot of extra free time. The most common course of action is taking their talents elsewhere--Deron Will...

Catherine Pearson

Another Health Benefit Of Yoga? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study adds more weight to what yogis have long believed: Yoga can help combat chronic low back pain. In the study, published Monday in the Ar...

Motherhood on an Inhale

Kate McIntyre | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate McIntyre

It is amongst the daily chores, to-do lists, dentist visits and parent-teacher meetings that I breathe, listen, remember and use the skills yoga has given me to find that peace and balance I'm looking for.

Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Anyone who thinks that yoga is merely "a kinder version of alcohol" might want to do a reverse pose and get some more blood flowing to her brain. With proper supervision, of course.

The Faithful Shopper: Fall into Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

For fashionistas, October means that we only have a few more weeks to get into shape for those holiday parties! New York has any number of shops to equip you properly for your sport of choice.

For the Exhausted Author, Wellness Is on the T.V.

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 12.13.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

Television. It's the greatest invention ever. Who needs Omega fats and deep breathing and flowing linen when you can wear the leggings & ripped t-shirt you slept in while gnawing on fancy beef jerky?

Healthy Ways To Celebrate National Pretzel Month

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Did you know that October is National Pretzel Month?

Astoria Characters: The Evolving Earth Mother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Welcome to Fairyland," says Maria L. Delgado. Maria does believe in fairies. Maria believes in a lot of other things, too: holistic medicine, organic foods, spirituality and mysteries.

When Spirituality Becomes A Mask

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

There is nothing wrong with having an "om" symbol on your t-shirt or being an avid practitioner of meditation while also enjoying moneymaking and big business, but it is useful to explore your integrity in relationship to your choices.

Yoga: A Powerful Way to Health and Harmony

Shriram Sarvotham | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Shriram Sarvotham

The uniqueness of yoga is that it recognizes the different layers of our existence -- because we are much more than our physical body.

Why Yoga Is Like Life Coaching

Elena Brower | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

We are at a critical time in human evolution, a time when we can generate true shifts in consciousness. The values we cultivate in coaching, noted below, resonate from yoga practitioners to teachers of all kinds and back.

Change Your Thoughts And Boost Your Income?

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

When your positive, creative thoughts back up your actions, you cultivate an energy of abundance. This energy is what will support your faith -- and boost your finances!

In Yoga, When Is a Pose More Than Just a Pose?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Stewart J. Lawrence

Many long-time yoga practitioners are disturbed by how "commercialized" yoga, now a $6 billion industry, has become. But that doesn't make today's yoga any less "authentic," or even less spiritually-minded.

"Hey, Steve -- What's Up With Being Down on LA?": A Valley Girl's Perspective

Julie Buckner | Posted 11.22.2011 | Los Angeles
Julie Buckner

Steve, you practically invented yoga in this town (with due credit to some other LA luminaries -- respect!). You helped put LA on the yoga mat -- I mean, map. Take a look in the mirror, where's the love?

Boulder Rolls Out the GREEN Carpet

Alexia Parks | Posted 11.22.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Fashion industry and GQ take note. Boulder flaunted its green lifestyle last weekend with a GREEN Carpet Fashion Show.