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David Bowie Accidentally Taught Me Yoga in Boot Camp

James Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

A silent boot camp listening party for one probably can't be called yoga practice if the definition of yoga practice includes an intention to do yoga, because I had no idea what that meant at the time. But, what I experienced was that, intentionally or not, my mind found ways to feel better.

The Journey Of Personal and Organizational Wellness

Mark T. Bertolini | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Mark T. Bertolini

Helping employees build resilience and reduce stress isn't just the right thing to do -- it can also help the bottom line.

Transitions

Yaoshiang Ho | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Yaoshiang Ho

If yoga is just a physical fitness activity for you, that is okay -- there are many benefits at that level. But if you've found that the benefits of mindfulness extend beyond the mat, then consider other transitions in life that could use some focus, too.

Move, Meditate, Write: The Yoga of Writing

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

The practice of yoga asana, the practice of meditation, the practice of writing: In each of these, commitment and repetition coalesce into ritual, and ritual both holds and creates meaning. In our lives. About ourselves. In the world.

The Meaning Of 'Om'

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?

The Power of a Trained Mind by Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga teaches you how to walk this thin red line between belief and impossibility, goals and attachment and temporality and eternity with grace and ease. Thus, by doing yoga you also learn how to master the game of life.

Your Breath Is Your Conversation With the World

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.

Making Your Body Your Temple

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

Your breath is the thread connecting pose to pose, stringing together the beads of your practice so that you can hold your intention in different ways, in different containers, seeing which form offers the most meaning for you today.

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

What Is a Yoga Pose?

James Brown | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.

Overcoming Trauma With Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.

An Ode to My Yoga Mat

Brian Penny | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

I love my yoga mat. My yoga mat is my safe place... my personal bubble... When I'm on my yoga mat, the entirety of the world melts away and disappea...

Why You Should 'Follow Your Breath'

Posted 01.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Mastery Over the Mind Through Yoga

Jai Lyles | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jai Lyles

Finding the key to unlock the mystery of "happiness" is to understand the complexity of the mind and delve into the practice of yoga.

7 Poses To Celebrate National Yoga Month

Kristin McGee | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin McGee

September is National Yoga Month and a time to celebrate all of the healthy ways yoga can benefit us!

5 Tools You Need to Stay Productive at Work

Grace Nasri | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Ever wonder how much time you spend responding to emails at work, how long it took you to finish a presentation, or why 5 p.m. has rolled around and you haven't finished your priority to-do list?

A Challenge to the Yoga World: How Are You Serving Others?

Clive Mayhew | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Clive Mayhew

That drive to serve is what draws us together as a community: the Yoga Community has a divine spirit, but does it have the tools to make a difference? My wife and I had an idea to help ALL of us use our practice to do good. Together.

Facebook Co-Founders' New Startup Gets Big Investor

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Asana, a Silicon Valley start-up, has lined up $28 million in a financing round led by PayPa...

How One Facebook Billionaire Is Spending His Riches

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made bill...

Global Beat Fusion: The Modern Sound of Yoga

Derek Beres | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Derek Beres

Stretching without sounding repetitious is challenging, and yet acoustics meets physiology here, for what is yoga but devotedly returning to silence to create space? For many of us, a soundtrack is required. These three albums are permanent members of that club.

Just Do It Because I Say So

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

I was 12 years old, and there was no way one could "get out of" the eighth grade at the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago without memorizing and reciting the poem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment," to be precise.

The Art Of Attention

Elena Brower | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Nothing could make me sit still for more than a few minutes, and on the few occasions I did, I felt fake every time, as though I was missing something.

I Am Kind

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Yogis associate this posture with a tree. A tree epitomizes a non-judgmental, resource-providing, season-changing, patient symbol of our Earth. Embody these attributes today.

Asanas in Service of Adonai

Myriam Klotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Myriam Klotz

When a Jewish insight is taught in the context of the deeply intentional, physical work of asana practice, a formerly abstract point can take on concrete meaning in a person's life.

System of Yoga

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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