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Iyengar Yoga

Yoga for Insomnia

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birt...

Yoga for Running Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the ...

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the...

Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wa...

Iyengar And The Invention Of Yoga

The New Yorker | Michelle Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

In contemporary yoga classes, teachers often speak of Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras,” a philosophical text compiled around two thousand years ago, as...

The Light of Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Last fall, I had the honor of meeting with B.K.S. Iyengar, who died this week, at his yoga institute in Pune, India. Dressed in a crisp white kurta,...

B.K.S. Iyengar Dead: Indian Yoga Guru Dies At 95

AP | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and authored 17 books on the subject, died Wednesday a...

Yoga for Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "[Yoga teaches us what resources] we have inside us so that we are able to expose...

Staying Cool, Calm and Collected: Balancing the Pitta Dosha

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Kostura Ayurveda reveals to us that there are seasons each year defined by the three doshas: vata (f...

Making Yoga Affordable To All

Rob Schware | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peggy Hong, who is part of a growing movement to incorporate themes of social justice into yoga classes, workshops, and programs.

A Yoga Hug

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me; guess I'll go eat worms. Long, thin, s...

Not Your Average Yogis: Orthodox Jews Teaching Yoga To Their Community

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2014 | World

Envision a yoga teacher. Do long legs and tight spandex leggings conjure any thoughts? What about long beards and headdresses? For one yoga studio in ...

Ayurveda and Yoga for Kapha Season

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Part I of our Ayurveda & Yoga Series The three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) are combination...

Yoga for Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher My teacher, Patricia Walden, regularly advises us to "have an adventure" in our practices....

Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family...the holiday s...

Prana, Practice and Power: How Does Yoga Change Lives?

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, Iyengar Yoga teacher John Schumacher discusses the yogic concept of Prana, the life force or creative energy, and the role it plays in the practice of yoga.

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yog...

Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, "How can I write a b...

Yoga to Still the Head and Open the Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and never traveled anywhere alone un...

Yoga to Clear Away Old Stale Energy

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Late winter is the time of year when I begin to resent my puffy down coat. I...

Woodstock Is Also A Town

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Every autumn, as soon as the leaves begin to turn, I'm there in my imagination and, fortunately, often physically.

How Yoga Helps Multiple Sclerosis

Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Every morning, Homa Fani, 56, of Los Angeles, spends about an hour practicing Iyengar yoga. A form of Hatha yoga, Iyengar ...

Looking Ridiculous, Giggling and Flailing on the Yoga Mat

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In matters of the heart, finance, armed conflict and whoever's currently in the seats of power, I vacillate, suffer, howl and sink. On the yoga mat, however, I take what comes, even when nothing comes, even when what comes is pretty laughable... or damned unbearable.

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 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.