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Ballet School Drop-Out

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Always a trendsetter, I was rocking Danskins and tutus way before it was cool. With a Ring Ding in one hand and a Barbie in the other, I would dance my way through each room of the house. It was obvious, to me at least, that I was meant to be a dancer.

Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion. Not surprisingly, sleep onset (the natural oncoming of sleep) and yoga are both associated with an increase in parasympathetic activity.

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.

The Best Yoga Retreats In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

With wellness travel gaining popularity (it's already been labeled a major tourism trend of 2013), destination yoga retreats have popped up around the...

10 Awesome U.S. Silent Retreat Centers For Peace, Quiet & De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

The perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.

Yoga: Serving At-Risk Youth at Home and Abroad

Rob Schware | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Kimberly Moon, who after a decade of human services work and practicing yoga began to merge these in the clinical work she was doing with at-risk youth in a residential treatment center in Massachusetts.

7 Simple Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Over The Holidays

Kripalu | Posted 02.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

For some, holidays are about friends and family, eating copious amounts of comfort food, and enjoying our downtime. This year, in particular, we are faced with challenges that can weaken our immune system, and generally leave us feeling run-down, or drained. Here are some tips for getting back into the groove during holiday time.

Take A Yogic Time-Out: A Breathing Exercise To Melt Away Stress (VIDEO)

Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Feeling agitated or stressed? Try this counting breath exercise with Larissa Hall Carlson in the video above. Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500, is...

Why Yoga Works

Kripalu | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

With the ever-growing amount of scientific studies conducted in the field of yoga research, it's no surprise that we're starting to get answers to the question: Why, exactly, does yoga work?

Yoga: How We Serve Inner-City Schoolchildren

Rob Schware | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Debbie Cohen started teaching yoga in 1996 and began working with children in schools in 2002. She later went on to found the Core Yoga in Schools Program to serve Boston public schools.

De-mystifying the Guru: The Case of John Friend and Anusara Yoga

Lauren Jacobs | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Lauren Jacobs

Do these leaders misuse their power because they have risen to such great heights that they have lost touch with reality, or have they risen to power because their egos knew no bounds in the first place?

Religious Retreats To Recharge The Spirit This Summer (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

HuffPost Religion contributors and editors selected some of our favorite religious retreat destinations just in time for summer vacation. From denomin...

10 Things I Learned At Yoga Teacher Training

Valerie Reiss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Reiss

But what exactly happens at yoga teacher school? Downdog 101? Mat Placement for Dummies? How to (Really) Breathe?

How To Pick Your Path To Enlightenment

nytimes.com | Andy Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On the last Tuesday in June, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health was a New Age encyclopedia come to life. A roomful of seekers pursued "Total Imme...