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What Yoga Is Teaching Me About Writing a Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

"Honor your intentions," the instructor was saying. "What intention are you bringing to the mat today?" "Just to be able to get off the damn mat again," I muttered.

The Woodstock Guru's Centennial

Philip Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Of all the iconic images of the 1969 Woodstock festival -- writhing mud-soaked bodies; impassioned performers like Jimi Hendrix; ecstatic faces and ...

This One Goes Out To All The Haters Who Think Yoga Isn't Exercise

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Professional athletes of all stripes say that incorporating yoga into their training is a great way to stay limber, flexible and build strength in mus...

#Yoga... The Online Edition of Our Once Beloved Practice

Sara Starkman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Sara Starkman

regardless of yoga being incredibly accessible, at it's core it's a spiritual and ascetic discipline. And yet, if you were just to flick through your social media channels, you'd probably beg to differ. Intimate? Vulnerable? Spiritual? Ego-LESS?

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays With a Broken Heart

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

All the winter holidays hold one thing in common: a celebration of light. It makes sense, really. During the coldest, darkest time of year, here come the holidays, with their Diwali lamps, menorahs, and Yule logs, to set our hearts aglow. Or not.

7 Powerful Mantras to Raise Your Self-Worth

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Nolan Joseph

Pick a powerful mantra below and for the next 40 days, take a couple minutes each day to look into the mirror as you say these transformative words into your reflection. In the beginning, repeat your mantra quickly and slow down the speed at which you speak with each couple of repetitions.

Getting My Daughter to Dive Into the Deep End -- And Jumping in With Her

Raluca State | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

When the time was right and we were both able to open up our minds and put our fears aside and see through our rolling and crying eyes more clearly... We found that we fit into that round hole perfectly.

Yoga Bare

Amy Mullis | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

It's not that the folks in one part of the country eat healthier than the others, but I come from a place in the South where if you slow down for a yellow light, we will deep fry your car.

You Say You Want a Revolution

Jenine Durland | Posted 12.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenine Durland

Driving down Martin Luther King Way towards downtown Oakland today I passed a mile of fresh graffiti under the highway. One pillar had been tagged wit...

India Is Officially Reclaiming Yoga, And It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

With the United Nations poised to declare June 21 World Yoga Day, India's newly appointed Minister of Yoga has proclaimed the practice uniquely Indian...

In Search of Happiness

Christa Dowling | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

Happiness plays an important role for friends and for supportive family members. There are no easy answers. It is up to each human being to work on themselves to find answers. It is everyone's choice!

Permission to Be

Harper Spero | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

I kept thinking about the power of saying no. I spent so much of my life saying yes, and doing everything and going everywhere because that's what everyone else wanted for me. By simply saying no, and choosing myself, I realized I was being more authentic to myself.

Yoga Service: The Quest for Building Community

Rob Schware | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Henry Cross at the 3rd Annual Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute. Henry is the Assistant Executive Director of Hosh Yoga, a donation...

App-y Days

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Carolyn Gregoire

5 Ways Modern Science Is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

The embrace of Eastern philosophy and mysticism in the West has a long history, from the writings of "the first American yogi" Henry David Thoreau, to...

These Stunning Yoga Portraits Can Deepen Your Practice And Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Damon Dahlen | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living

"I have found my best work comes in the form of 'environmental portraits'," photographer Christine Hewitt writes on her website, "where I am able to c...

5 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness in 2015

Lisa Langer, Ph.d | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Langer, Ph.d

Why are we now sharpening the lens of mindfulness, polishing the glass and more willing to see the full catastrophe thru a mindful eye than ever before? Here are five reasons.

3 Startling Facts About Mental Illness Stigma and 3 Ways You Can Fight It

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.

Carla Herreria

How Yoga Helped This Single Mom And Her 6-Year-Old Find Balance In Life | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents

Noelani Love owns one of the most renowned and popular yoga studios in Hawaii, but she admits she didn't really like yoga until she became pregnant. ...

Why It's Important to Receive

Jane Beal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Beal

I've been a giver most of my adult life. Giving of my time, help and money and I always felt that giving was a good thing. You know, the more you give the more you receive. What I didn't realize was that there needs to be a balance between giving and receiving.

Judging Yoga Teachers on Social Media

Jenny Ravikumar | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ravikumar

Everyone is walking their own path just as you walk yours. Maybe it's time that you left them a fun comment on Instagram or introduce yourself to get to know them better or learn about their journey.

5 Mantras For Mindful Mamas

Shannon MacLaggan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Shannon MacLaggan

Mantras have the power to disconnect you from the disarray and the chaos and tap you into the beauty and the possibility of the here and now, before judgement and before thinking.

Back on Track

Maria Senise | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

The more I create a sense of inner peace, the more habitual it will become. I'm realigning the derailed car that is my mind, getting back on track, and focusing on moving forward.

Easy Tips to KISS Away Menopausal Holiday Stress

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

They're baaack! The holidays can be stressful under the best of times, much less when menopausal hormones have you hot flashing, not sleeping and let's face it, overreacting to every little thing.

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.