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10 Life Lessons in 108 Sun Salutations

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

This week marked the winter solstice. To celebrate the longer, more light-filled days to come, I like to perform 108 sun salutations in the late afternoon as the sun is going down.

The Boys Who Bike for Breast Cancer: The Bicycle Diaries, Part 2

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In "The Bicycle Diaries," I profiled Neil and Jesse, their mission and their motivation. More than a month into their ride, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am providing an update on their journey.

What Yoga Can Do For Jon Gosselin

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

By now, we've all seen the above photo of Jon Gosselin practicing yoga, and in particular practicing Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, or as it is more commonly known, "Upward Facing Dog Pose."

25 Random Things About Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

1. You don't have to be thin to be flexible. 2. To get into certain poses, however, it does help to be thin to make up for a lack of flexibility. ... 14. Yoga teachers are not "yoga therapists" unless trained as such.

What Yoga Can Do For Breast Cancer Survivors

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga cannot guarantee breast cancer survival. But what I learned, and what I believe my students learned is that yoga can reacquaint and reconnect you with your body.

Five Words That Do Not Belong In Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga should be an uplifting experience. It should provide a vacation from the thoughts. If it causes one to conjure up new ways to beat oneself up, then, well that's criminal.

Yoga-Speak For Dummies

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yogi says: "I keep death close to me in spirit all the time so that I can fully appreciate the miracle that is life." Yogi means: I am having some pretty serious anxiety issues lately.

Namaste...Bitches

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Even yogis have their moments: We scream at our kids. We tell a fib here or there. We might choose to indulge in a trashy magazine rather than rereading the Bhagavad Gita.

From Cancer To Yoga: 10 Year Nap, My Ass!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yesterday, my mom called to tell me about this book she was reading: The Ten-Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer. Since these days, most of my reading is done ...