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Yoga and Meditation

5 Questions for Russell Simmons

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

It may surprise some that hip-hop luminary (founder of Def Jam records and Phat Farm clothing) Russell Simmons is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.

A Transformative Day of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Ora Nadrich | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Kundalini yoga is thought of as transformative and meant to raise our awareness and consciousness. In the hour that my group and I did it together, there was definitely a transformative experience we all felt together.

Recovery 2.0: Yoga and Meditation for People in Recovery From Addiction

Tommy Rosen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Of course, one can stay sober without yoga and meditation. It's just that if you want to lift yourself up out of the energy of addiction and break through to a new level of strength and awareness, one will have to adopt a practice that continues the detoxification process on a much deeper level.

Mind-Expanding Rave, Anyone? I've Got a Kid Inside Me... Not Drugs

Sonja D'cruze | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonja D'cruze

It's 6 p.m. on a Friday evening in Buenos Aires and I'm off on a night out. This is most unusual. In fact, here it's a ridiculous time to be going out...

How to Meditate

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

So many of my readers and viewers struggle with meditation. Whether you're a meditation newbie or have had a practice for years, the powerful act of tuning in can be challenging at times. To amp up your meditation practice and demystify the experience, I've created this video.

Warrior Yoga

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

This week, I've participated in a resiliency training for vets suffering from PTSD. Located in a beautiful residential facility perched on a mountain overlooking the Pacific in Malibu, Calif., the program offers vets tools for dealing with their trauma.

The Dark Side of Yoga

Sura | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

The way people approach life is the way people show up on their yoga mat. And yoga teachers are no exception. Some yoga teachers may lead with a sense of aggression and competition while others will promote a feeling of safety and peace.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Lessons From Yoga: Why Self Care Is So Important

Kripalu | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

As I rested, I thought about what Andrew had said -- how we must take the time to practice self-care -- and how I must allow the effort of being a stubborn, self-sufficient yogi to dissolve into openness and surrender. This work -- on the mat, resting, in a roomful of people -- can ignite profound change.

Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Even more impressive than the power of yoga in this story is the fierce resiliency of these teens' spirits. Perhaps yoga and meditation awaken something in the human spirit that was always there, but which we lose sight of or neglect.

Shut Up And Be Still: How To Meditate

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

To anyone first coming to meditation they can be met with a plethora of advice and techniques that is enough to baffle and confuse. Where to go? What to do? Which is best? How to start?