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A Valentine State of Mind

Laura Lowery | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Last night I taught yoga at the women's shelter. They always thank me profusely for coming, as though I am the one doing the favor, as though I am the one doing the giving. Last night I was given a card signed by the staff, and chocolates.

5 Profound Ways to Practice Self-Love

Ananta Ripa Ajmera | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ananta Ripa Ajmera

Too many people these days tell us the importance of "self-love." But, what does this really mean, anyway? And how does one really do this, in a pr...

This Baby Goat Yogi Is Not Kidding Around

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Even if you’re not a big yoga fan (let's talk), it’s hard to deny the appeal of an adorable goat yoga partner. Yoga teacher and author Rac...

Making The Voice of Peace Stronger - 3 Scientific Reasons You Should Meditate for World Peace

Sejal Shah | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Sejal Shah

Meditation has proven its advantage for people of all walks of life be it be Corporate America, educational institutes, health care organizations, pri...

Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote ment...

7 Inspiring Tricks For Becoming A More Fearless, Happier Woman

Well+GOOD | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By Erin Magner for Well+Good You might say Indra Devi was the Madonna of the yoga world in the early 20th century, credited as she was with bring...

Is My Yoga Cultural Appropriation? What to Do About It

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I know many would like to hear, "No, yoga isn't cultural appropriation." But it's complicated.

How I Became Happier Out of Control

Allyson Aabram | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Allyson Aabram

Although I still aspire to possess superpowers, there is something that has made the feelings of powerlessness palatable and it was initially, totally, undesirable: yoga.

WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Bab...

A Flood of Human-Making: Reflections During the Chennai Floods From Vasanta Vihar, a Krishnamurti Center

Rowan Lommel | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rowan Lommel

Chennai, India. December 1st, 2015. Today it rains further incredible torrents after several weeks of the worst monsoon in 100 years. Electric...

5 Stress-Busting Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

These five stress-busting yoga poses, which you can do at your desk, are the perfect remedy to shake off those mid-day blues.

How to Beat Jetlag and Travel Healthier

Matt Wilson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Matt Wilson

It's the morning after my journey from the Andes to Ireland. Four planes, a 12 hour transatlantic flight, 7 hour time difference, 11k foot altitude ch...

Branching Beyond Playing It Safe

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

Like Brian, many people leave high school to begin a career or get a degree in something that is safe. I don't blame them at all. Growing up in a blue collar family, I know the feeling of depending on the next paycheck. It's a terrible feeling. So I get safe.

50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

Yoga Journey: What We Find, What We Seek

Jodi Weiss | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

For me, yoga is about faith. It's about recovery and renewal and reinventing. It is about taking a time out each day to nurture myself and connect. It has taught me transcendence and also helps me daily to ground.

The Power of Digital Detox

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Every year I have a digital free holiday. Let me explain what I mean. A few years ago I turned off my phone and travelled around Myanmar (Burma) for t...

Why The DEN Is The Best Meditation Studio In Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Don't just do something. Sit there! ~ Sylvia Boorstein I saw a guy today at Starbucks. He had no smartphone, tablet or laptop. He just sat there d...

A Response to Stewart Lawrence, From a 'Conservative' Yogi

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Yoga is not conservative or liberal. It crosses partisan lines. Who does not want to feel better about themselves, both mentally and physically? For if you don't care for yourself, do you have any right to assume the power to care for another?

The Positivity Problem: Why Yoga Imaging Must Go Deeper

Lara Land | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Lara Land

It is time to call on our yogis, self-helpers, and wellness folks to value check and tweak the current yoga messaging to include, accept, and honor all seekers as they move through and observe their moods excepting themselves, embracing others, and constantly working to live a more authentic life.

Is Teaching Meditation The New Bartending?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

3 Ways to Refresh Your New Year's Resolutions

Liz Wilkes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

The point of New Year's resolutions is to make yourself a better you. That means breaking old habits and building new ones. However, that doesn't happen overnight. It requires dedication and commitment to seeing an improved you at the end of a long journey.

Go Outside, Get Your Yoga On

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Ever have those days where the whole day goes by in a fury? All of a sudden, it is nighttime, and you wonder where the day went. In our highly-...

Yoga and the Art of Deal Maintenance (or "Eat, Pray, Close")

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Connor Diemand-Yauman

The value of physical flexibility in yoga is obvious, and by the end of my stay at the ashram I'd made significant gains: my bends were deeper, my twists twistier, and on good days I could literally put my foot in my mouth.