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What Yoga Taught Me About The Present Moment

James Brown | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

By letting go of harmful desire, I got more of the physical depth that I'd wanted before, yet the shapes of the poses barely mattered now. What did matter was how good it felt to just be with what is and let go of what isn't.

The Real Meaning Of 'Om'

James Brown | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

When I started doing yoga, I loved most of what happened in the classes. One thing I did not love, though, was the chanting of "om." None of my early teachers could explain what it meant or why we were doing it.

Life Lessons From My Yogi

Brian Penny | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

Yoga means something different to every student. Ask 10 yogis what drew them to their mat, and you'll get 10 answers (many are loooong, mine included...

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...

Trying to Find a Balance

Brian Penny | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

In order to find my balance, I have to confront my intimacy and trust issues head on. My fight against corruption hinges on my ability to stand through the storm. My ability to stand depends on my balance.

How a Celeb Photographer Found Yoga and Never Looked Back

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

It's no secret that yoga is a popular pastime among celebrities and socialites. Being mindful and living a healthy lifestyle has perhaps never been so celebrated as it is today.

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.

Yoga: From Annoyance To Grace in 90 Minutes Flat

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga works, in spite of all the annoying teachers and students, myself included. All I had to do was roll out my mat, get on it and move. The rest would come.

Finding the Perfect Yoga for You

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

People are always asking me what kind of yoga they should do. So to them I say, yoga practice is like wine appreciation -- the best way to learn is to taste.

Five Words That Do Not Belong In Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga should be an uplifting experience. It should provide a vacation from the thoughts. If it causes one to conjure up new ways to beat oneself up, then, well that's criminal.

Pattabhi Jois, Founder of Ashtanga Yoga, Passes Away at Age 93

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

The passing of this beloved master and progenitor of modern yoga puts the weight of the future of yoga's integrity squarely on our shoulders.

Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that takes a closer look at the stuff we use and love. It's the end of class. You're breathing deeply, surrenderi...

From Cancer To Yoga: 10 Year Nap, My Ass!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yesterday, my mom called to tell me about this book she was reading: The Ten-Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer. Since these days, most of my reading is done ...

Posh-Asana: Do You Have To Be Rich To Do Yoga?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

So, you want to practice yoga. You'd like a nice "yoga butt," maybe a set of rock hard "yoga abs," and if you can somehow develop a calmer mind in th...