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Pixie Cut Regret and the Art of Non-Attachment

Christa Del Giorno | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christa Del Giorno

My stylist recommended regular haircuts to avoid awkwardness (see: mullet). When I had long hair, I rarely got a haircut. Short hair requires effort. In the words of my stylist: Growth requires maintenance.

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Taking the Spiritual Path? The Challenges and Cosmic Humor in Pursuing Enlightenment

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 08.29.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

There are lots of days when I think running to a mountain cave and meditating all day is where I want to be, never to return to "civilization."

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...

Yoga: How We Serve Those in the Yoga Desert

Rob Schware | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Lupé Carranza, who currently teaches at Yoga@LEMA, a free community yoga class located in the Lincoln Heights area of Los A...

This Is What A Yogi Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan and Damon Dahlen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The beauty of yoga is that it's all-inclusive -- anyone can do it, and anyone can benefit from it. Anyone can be a yogi, no matter their gender or bod...

Incredible Bank

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

How often do you see those two words together? Rarely indeed. Banks are not necessarily what we call leisure places, final destinations, or halls of fun

Today's Buddha Doodle - Keep Calm And...

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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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...

Please Leave Your Type A-Ness Off My Yoga Mat (And I'll Do The Same)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Type A-ness (which does sound quite naughty when you say it out loud) has gone beyond the corporate world and into the yoga world, one that I had assumed was supposed to be Zen.

The Light of Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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,...

Perfection Exists Only In The Present Moment

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

When I awoke from the successful surgery, I knew a part of the healing required was to knock myself off the pedestal of perfection. I do take full responsibility for putting myself there. I had created a life for myself that was literally hard to swallow.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

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 08.19.2014 | 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...

Today's Doodle - Let a smile spread through your heart

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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This Coupon Entitles You to One Free Hug

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

With a great deal of bipolar disorder in my immediate family, I've watched depression's dark tentacles wrap themselves around our hearts in the most insipid and life-altering ways.

Finding God as a Fallen Catholic

Maria Senise | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Maria Senise

When religion masks the fact that we will never truly know and understand God, that's when we land in trouble. When we think we know all the answers, that's when we are truly ignorant.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

How to Find Liberation From Suffering

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Darren Littlejohn

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died, I didn't write about it. It was just too depressing. Another long term sober addict who'd relapsed and hit the...

5 Signs of Hormonal Havoc

Kate Callaghan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving.

7 Ways To Lighten Up (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Next time tough times come your way, know that this too shall pass. Life is so much bigger than the crappy experiences that come our way. Learn to let go of the trying moments and create space to tap into the beauty and power of your free and loving spirit within.