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Ferguson and the Mythology of Racism

James Brown | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
James Brown

We need stories, even those that aren't true. Maybe the Ferguson story will be the one that is told the longest- maybe it won't. But, it is, if only temporarily, expressing and evoking feelings of injustice that will inspire the actions that the race problem needs.

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 Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

To My Baby Sister, On Maintaining Her 'Smobriety'

James Brown | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.

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.

My Easter Question: Is Yoga Making Me Christian Again?

James Brown | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I have found that one of the most challenging parts of my job is to get people to look for similarities at least as zealously as they look for differences. The more we identify as different, the less happy we are because we are denying the nature of the world. We are not separate.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

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.

In Yoga, When Is a Pose More Than Just a Pose?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Stewart J. Lawrence

Many long-time yoga practitioners are disturbed by how "commercialized" yoga, now a $6 billion industry, has become. But that doesn't make today's yoga any less "authentic," or even less spiritually-minded.

System of Yoga

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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How to Look, Sound and Act Just Like A Real Live Yogi

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Forget brushing up on politics, if you want to make a hit at a cocktail party these days, you need to get with the yogi program. By "cocktail party," I mean an early-evening gathering of slender, well-muscled women.