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Health and Yoga

I Think, Therefore I Suffer -- That's Why I Need Yoga

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

This is where the whole philosophy of yoga, incorporating so much more than just physical practice, comes into play. It's the notion that anything that turns you back to yourself, your inner wisdom, is yoga.

How Much Power Do You Assign to Words?

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.

Yoga: Liberation From the Body

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If we remain attached to a certain style of yoga postures, we remain attached to the material aspect of our existence. When we're no longer attached to this aspect, we're able to use yoga for its intended purpose and live in a state of supreme joy as a result.

How Yoga Made Me Happier

Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

When I signed up for yoga teacher training, I knew benefits would come from it. I would get stronger and more flexible. I would make new friends, gain a better understanding of yoga and eventually be equipped to lead a class. But I had no idea how much happier it would make me.

The Yoga of Surgery

Michelle Baker | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Baker

I always knew yoga was about life outside of the studio, but until then it had been solely an intellectual understanding. For now I remain opening up to life, to love, to graciousness, taking in the demands of surgery and the luxury of recovery with the exact same mindset I enter the studio.

Rethink Yoga: The Power to Create a New You

Toan Lam | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

Instead of living a life full self-pity, Kim grounded herself on the mat and embraced the challenges, which in turn stretched her possibilities beyond the limits of what seems humanly possible.

Are You A Prisoner Of Your Judgments?

Rob Schware | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

I find myself standing in what appears to be a contradiction: I profess to be guided by ahimsa, and yet people I love, as well as those served by our organization, are trained not just to defend, but also to attack.

Can Yoga Wreck Your Body? Absolutely! It Can Also Save Your Life

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

The opinion of injuries in the west is that they are the absolute worst thing in the world. But, the reality is they happen. To all of us. And, they can happen from any activity, even yoga asana.

Sheetal Is a Punk Rocker, or How the NYT Wrecks Yoga

Eddie Stern | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

When there is a great potential for making money, quality is usually the first thing to be sacrificed. Fast food, anyone? It is unfortunate that this is exactly what we are facing now -- yoga has been McDona-fied.