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Getting Real About Yoga and Weight Loss

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

There are people who intensely clutch an idea that yoga is a higher system, not to be lowered to the weight loss or even fitness category. But if yoga was a person, it would have no superior air.

Music in Yoga Class: Harmful or Beneficial?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm convinced that playing loud pop music during a yoga class is potentially harmful. In this letter to all my past and future teachers, I'll enumerate the reasons why.

When In Doubt -- Breathe

Kathryn Budig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Budig

I realize yoga still carries stereotypes such as granola-loving, uber flexible chant-till-you-drop fanatics, but I'm here to prove those people wrong.

4 Ways Yoga Relieves Low Back Pain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yoga is one of the nondrug, nonsurgical therapies that has been shown to benefit back pain. In 2005 a study published in the Annals of Internal Medi...

Yoga Health: 25 Reasons to Do Yoga

Erica Rodefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Rodefer

If you're going to procrastinate anyway, you might as well do it with yoga. Yoga is WAY more fun than ironing your pants, cleaning up the kitchen and other afternoon chores.

Bent on Learning: Why Increased Accessibility to Yoga Is a Vital Endeavor

Eddie Stern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

That spirit of consumerism has helped to make yoga a household word, and that's not an entirely bad thing. I believe that increased accessibility to yoga is a positive result of yoga's modernization.

Man Sheds 365 Pounds Through Yoga (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A Detroit man, Larry Sherman, was able to shed an incredible 365 pounds over the last four years. His secret? Yoga. The formerly 540-pound Sherman a...

5 Tips on Avoiding a Nervous Breakdown

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

I'm not having a nervous break down ... yet. But if I let things continue in a speedy way without observation, falling into a million pieces would be inevitable.

Staying Grounded: Not Just Another Yoga Cliche

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

Yoga teachers often use the word grounded. But what does that really mean? It's a yoga cliche, a phrase that's used so often it's lost some of its punch. And most of us didn't know the definition to begin with.

Yoga Energy: Mind Body Spirit Balance For Health

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When you feel like a complete human being in your body, mind and spirit -- when you feel total -- that's when you are healthy.

Too Old to Start Yoga? My Grandma Started Yesterday -- She's 90

Jason Wachob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Wachob

I feel tremendously better from returning to the yoga mat for just a few months, and now my 90-year-old grandma feels better after one hour of yoga. What can yoga do for everyone else?

The Global Impact of Yoga

Max Strom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Strom

Yoga is sweeping across the globe at a dazzling speed, as millions turn to yoga not only to exercise, but as an alternative to a spiritual gathering they cannot find in a church, synagogue, mosque or Web site.

Power Yoga: When You're Fit, Life is Sweat

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Consider this your lucky day. I'm going to let you in on something that can ease stress, heal old injuries, protect you from new ones, burn lots of...

5 Reasons Why Dudes Should Practice Yoga

Jason Wachob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Wachob

So how does a tall-ex-wall-street-trading-fraternity-boy-jock end up practicing yoga? Well, it just sorta happened.

Study: Yoga Improves Quality Of Life After Cancer

TIME | Alice Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Once the hard decisions have been made about how to treat a patient's cancer, doctors face an even trickier question: how do you help patients deal wi...

Fearless Flyer: A Lesson in Surrender Through Yoga (VIDEO)

Kathryn Budig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Budig

Yoga is a magnificent tool in the exploration of fearless growth. A common translation of yoga is 'to unite.' And the union of dualities in yoga is seemingly endless.

Yoga: Reaffirming the Transformational Practice's Hindu Roots

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I look forward to the day when people like me can use the term Hinduism without fear of being misconstrued. In the meantime, it is incumbent upon yoga proponents to give credit where it is due and acknowledge yoga's Hindu origins.

Use Yoga To Help You Get Away -- Even If It's Only For An Hour | Sara Ivanhoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Far away from the stacks of bills and piles of laundry, you can shed your day-to-day worries and enter a place of peace. If you can't hop on a plane, ...

Yoga Helps Cancer Survivors Sleep Better, Fight Fatigue

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Cancer survivors who hit the yoga mat can reap significant health benefits, especially when it comes to rest and fighting fatigue, according to a new ...

Stop Chasing Your Tail!: A Lesson in Contentment

Erica Rodefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Rodefer

People spend a lot of time chasing things, too. We run in circles trying hard to obtain something all the time.

The Flexibility of Your Body Correlates With the Flexibility of Your Arteries

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

In middle-aged and older people, better flexibility in their body was associated with less arterial stiffening. It is exciting to see how modern science is confirming yogic knowledge.