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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?