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Is Yoga Dangerous? Absolutely Not!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

As someone who practices yoga (when healthy) four times a week, I find the photos in the recent New York Times article on yoga insulting, and the article misguided. Yes, you can get injured doing yoga just like you can get injured in any form of exercise.

Being Busy in 2012 -- Two Tricks for Not Getting Overwhelmed

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

No matter how busy I've been recently, I've found time to take care of my body, via yoga and diet and acupuncture, as well as committing to the practice of sleep. That's right, sleep is a practice. You have to get your head on the pillow just like you get your butt on the cushion or your feet on the yoga mat.

The Beauty Of 15 Minutes

Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

The challenge? Do 15 minutes of asanas (yoga poses) each day. Want more? Spend an additional 15 minutes meditating and eat at least one vegetarian meal per day. It sounded pleasant, light. But would 15 minutes do anything for me?

Using The Home For Alternatives In Medicine | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

Since retiring from almost 25 years in occupational therapy, Valerie Whiting has spent a lot of time redecorating her Farragut home. First, her sun...

Has Yoga Lost Its Soul?

Justin Hakuta | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Justin Hakuta

What happens next in a world where yoga is being used to sell everything from yogurt, air fresheners, pain killers and cars? Has commercialization diluted the practice to the point of triviality, becoming just another easily bought, packaged and sterilized commodity? Hardly.

PHOTOS: Yoga Retreats That Double As Winter Getaways

MindBodyGreen Travel | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
MindBodyGreen Travel

Yoga retreats have proliferated and these are ideal during the cold, dark stretch of winter.

Exercising Your Caring Heart

Ana Forrest | Posted 03.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ana Forrest

I encourage everyone to volunteer and share the gifts they have to offer. If you want to teach yoga, then find someone who needs more attention, who for whatever reason can't come to a regular class. Volunteer your time.

A Humbling Perspective on Oneness: There Really Is No Other

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Week by week I listen to heartbreaking stories of confusion, loss and disillusionment on the spiritual path. Sometimes the stories are of disillusionment with teachers, but just as often the individual is disenchanted, or disappointed, by their own projections onto the spiritual path.

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body | WILLIAM J. BROAD | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and pro...

Taking Yoga May Make You More Employable | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Karnataka, India is the home of a women's-only engineering college, GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women. In order to prepare studen...

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Resolutions With Yoga

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga offers a positive change in lifestyle, where permanent weight loss and maintenance is a natural result of enjoyable yoga exercise and diet. By balancing food intake and yoga exercise, you can naturally achieve your ideal weight.

PHOTOS: Artist Captures Stages Of Yoga Pose With Stunning Sculpture

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

Katie Grinnan's "Mirage" from her recent show at Brennan & Griffin is a painstaking testament to the movements of the human body. While Grinnan's othe...

Our Trainers, Our Selves

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

"DO YOU WANT TIGHT ARMS, TIGHT ABS ... ? Yes, I said somewhat meekly through my agony. I certainly do.

Deep Happiness For The New Year

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Need to make more and save more money, find a job or get a new one? Start with getting happy deep, deep down. Let that center core of peace and happiness kindle your efforts.

The One-Legged "Yogini"

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You would think that, as an Iyengar-style yoga teacher of three (mere) years' standing, I might at least notice if a one-legged yogini (female yoga student) "walked" into my classroom. Reader, I did not notice.

Work, Sex and Money -- The Dharma of Everyday Living

David Nichtern | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings is a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It's about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you're trying to get enlightened.

What Is Your All?

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

All is a gift from the infinite Source of All Goodness that will always provide what a person needs in the moment. "The ocean takes care of each wave til it gets to the shore," as Rumi says.

Danger Zone To Om Zone: How Yoga Is Invading Our Military

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

If yoga can help teach the life skills of resiliency and emotional regulation to our soldiers, as well as our children, who's to say it won't benefit the rest of us? After all, isn't life sometimes a playground, and other times, a battlefield?

Giving: The Ultimate Transaction

Sadhguru | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Life, in its millions of manifestations, is essentially a variety of transactions. The transactions can be of many kinds -- between nations, cultures, individuals. There are transactions which are cellular, atomic and cosmic.

5 Fascinating Facts About Yoga's U.S. History

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Meryl Davids Landau

I didn't realize what I was missing until I recently stumbled on the work of journalist Stefanie Syman. A New York yogi and writer, Syman spent seven years researching how yoga, this somewhat minor part of Hinduism, became something millions of us adore.

Dummy for Yoga

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In the middle of my sixth decade (at age 54, Oh Best Belovéds), I abandoned the life of the mind, as I once conceived it, and gave myself over, quixo...

WATCH: Cat Helps With Yoga

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

We've all heard of Downward Facing Dog, but if this video is any indicator, Backward Facing Cat is about to take the yoga world by storm. The great...

Is Yoga Better Than Strength Training?

The Times of India | The Writer Has Posted Comments on This articleMansi Kohli, Health Me UpMansi Kohli, Health Me Up | Dec 12, 2011, 11.48AM IST | Posted 02.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Is yoga better than strength training? Do we know which of the two fitness disciplines is more effective for modern day fitness needs such as preventi...

Yoga Pose Copyright Bid Too Much Of A Stretch, U.S. Says In Bikram Battle

Bloomberg | Ellen Rosen | Posted 02.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Yoga poses such as head-to-knee stretches and the sequences of the moves are "exercises" rather than "choreography" and can't be copyrighted in the U....

Yoga: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Red Room | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

My wish for everyone during the holidays is to think more about yoga and meditation and less about buying; think more joy and bliss and less sorrow and depression.