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Yoga and Health

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 ...

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

Yoga Therapy: Why Doctors Are Prescribing The Ancient Practice

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

This type of yoga can have surprising physical and mental health benefits. By Laura Hilgers In 2011, Jacquelyn Jackson had the most trauma...

12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations

Rowan Lommel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

Though for us moving toward the Winter Solstice light is now diminishing, yoga philosophy suggests there is a light within that never wanes.

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on th...

YogaQuirks: The 4 Rules of Yogi Etiquette

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

I love yoga and I've been doing it for about 10 years, but it's the practitioners, not the practice itself, I find most challenging.

I Think, Therefore I Suffer -- That's Why I Need Yoga

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

This is where the whole philosophy of yoga, incorporating so much more than just physical practice, comes into play. It's the notion that anything that turns you back to yourself, your inner wisdom, is yoga.

Why Vegan?

Lisa Sochocki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Lisa Sochocki

I'm constantly explaining why I won't eat meat while trying to be sensitive to my family and friends. It's also tough being a vegan wife, staying creative with meals and doing my very best to make sure that my husband gets enough protein so he won't lose muscle mass.

10 Yoga Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Fitbie Yoga's an everywoman activity, but just because anyone with a mat and a will can bust some yoga moves, doesn't mea...

First Annual Hawaii Yoga Festival; Ancient Healing, Island Yogis

Christine Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Christine Chen

In just a few weeks, The Big Island will host its first annual Hawai'I Yoga Festival. As a community, we're more sick and stressed than ever before. Sometimes, to feel healthier today, you have to go back in time.

Back Pain: Is It All in Your Mind? No, and Yoga Helps

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

The relaxation and stress reductions that are an integral part of yoga have well-documented benefits for almost everything, including negative emotions and almost all types of back pain.

Your Breath Is Your Conversation With the World

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.

How Much Power Do You Assign to Words?

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.

Why Your Brain Loves Yoga

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Gabriel Axel for U.S. News I began my journey as an aspiring neuroscientist determined to understand the basis of what makes us human. What was...

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

What Is a Yoga Pose?

James Brown | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.

How Yoga Saved My Life

Suzanne Bryant | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Bryant

Yoga was a doorway to enter a new territory and listen quietly to an internal voice that encouraged me to go deeper. During these months, life revealed moments of clarity amidst the pain. One thing became clear: Love is what we are here to experience and share.

3 Ways Yoga Can Help Relieve Eating Disorders

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The researchers found yoga, aerobic exercise, massage, and body awareness therapy significantly reduced eating disorder scores and depression in anorexic and bulimic patients.

How Yoga Can Help You Deal With Change

Kripalu | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In my work, I also see a lot of successes, which is one of the things that inspires me in my own life and teaching. I witness brave people using the tools of yoga to move forward in their lives and to access positive change.

Sunglasses, Advil and a Bridesmaid Dress: Hangover Yoga Post-Bachelorette Party

Elizabeth Rowan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rowan

A round or two of these poses and you'll be back to trying on pastel bridesmaids dresses and folding 300 wedding programs in no time.

3 Natural Menopause Solutions

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Women have been searching for alternatives to HRT to manage menopause symptoms. Now research reports the following alternative therapies can help relieve menopausal symptoms.

Yoga: Liberation From the Body

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If we remain attached to a certain style of yoga postures, we remain attached to the material aspect of our existence. When we're no longer attached to this aspect, we're able to use yoga for its intended purpose and live in a state of supreme joy as a result.

The Principle of Truth

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

Yoga is so much more that simply a series of poses. The poses give us an opportunity to come together and practice the principles first in body and then in mind.

Yoga for People Who Hate Yoga

Kiri Westby | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Doing yoga with Francisco Kaiut is doing yoga from the inside out. In fact, to say the word "doing" is already too active, too aggressive, as it's more of an un-doing.

The Pain in My Neck

Martin Marks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

For reasons I could not explain in 10,000 words or less, I moved to a small town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for three months or more, to determine how I begin with all of this that has happened, and to wait for this story of the pain in my neck to resolve.