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7 Tips for Nervous New Yoga Teachers

James Brown | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

People are coming to yoga class to get to a better place somehow, and they've chosen your class because they think you might help do that. They want you to succeed. They aren't coming to class to critique you.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

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.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Hot Yoga

Kelly MacLean | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

My teacher introduces herself as Yoga Bandana, or at least thats what it sounds like to me. We begin class by setting an intention, she suggests 'Gratitude' but i've done hot yoga before so my intention is 'To Not Die.'

We Tried It: Rooftop Yoga

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

It's hard to imagine a better setting for a yoga class: You're in the middle of the downtown bustle, but high up enough that the city sounds are reduced to a murmur.

We Tried It: Trampoline Yoga

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

One word of advice for prospective trampoline yogis: Don't take yourself too seriously. You will be bouncing, swaying and stretching yourself out in all kinds of unusual ways atop a mini trampoline, and it will probably feel weird at first, if not for your whole first class.

Pop-Up Yoga

Annie Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Stein

I see so clearly now how a sense of community is perhaps what we now need more than ever, as more of our time is spent plugged into some technological device or other and the world seems more unstable than ever.

How Yoga Made Me Happier

Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

When I signed up for yoga teacher training, I knew benefits would come from it. I would get stronger and more flexible. I would make new friends, gain a better understanding of yoga and eventually be equipped to lead a class. But I had no idea how much happier it would make me.

Arm Balancing My Way To Patience

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

I have never been a patient person. When I stand in line at Duane Reade for longer than five minutes I feel angry at the happy magazine covers at the checkout counter, and although they say a watched pot never boils I've always thrown my pasta in at the first sign of a bubble.

Are You Mindlessly Addicted to Technology?

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I get the addiction. I succumb to it myself, because it's human. That's why we have to learn to use the technology mindfully and not buy into the social construct that it's okay to be mindless, rude and disconnected from the real world as long as we use the "I'm busy" excuse.

Life In Downward Dog: An Introduction

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

I recently started a teacher certification program in hopes of sharing my positive experience with others. For the next six weeks I will detail how different poses, meditation styles and breathing exercises are impacting essential parts of my life, for better or worse.

Finding the Right Health and Wellness Programs For Corporate America (PART 3)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.

The Authentic Yogini

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Yvonna Russell

Deepak Chopra's New York Times bestselling book, Buddha, traces Siddhartha's path to enlightenment from prince to divine deity. Mindy Frenkel's journe...

10 Things Yoga Teachers Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 06.07.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul The last thing a yogi wants to do is create stress -- or talk about it. But when we asked four top yoga teachers to tell us what th...

Your Yoga Resolution: 6 Tips For Choosing A Yoga Teacher

James Brown | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

The range of yoga practices is so wide that creating a single organization that certifies everybody who teaches yoga has not yet proven possible. So, for now at least, you've got to take matters into your own hands and check out different teachers for yourself until you find the one for you.

A Busy Mom Tackles A Sticky Situation And Ends Up With A Yoga Empire

Posted 12.28.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Opening the Heart in Yoga: The Camel, Melting Heart and Wheel

Tara Fass | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

I gravitate to these postures to counteract the negative effects of sitting many hours at a time in my profession that is added to the time I spend sitting while driving. Darlene tells me to breathe in space around the heart and connect the arms and shoulders to my heart.

15 Yoga Classes in 5 Days

Charles Scott | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Given my interest in endurance challenges, I suppose it was inevitable that I would look for a way to test my limits with yoga.

Hot Yoga Kicked My Ass, And I Liked It

Valerie Frankel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

I tried Bikram yoga. Twenty-six poses in 90 minutes in a room heated to 104 degrees. My first three sessions were horrible, okay and great, in that order. After my triumphant third session -- I got through every pose, no light-headedness or true misery -- I thought, "Hot yoga is my bitch."

Diwali Yoga in Columbia Heights

Dawn Cherie Araujo | Posted 11.14.2012 | DC
Dawn Cherie Araujo

For yoga instructor Holly Meyers, the lessons about the light and the dark drawn from Diwali are not for Hindus alone. She rightly notes that many faith traditions have similar constructs.

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.

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.

School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California have slammed the district’s twice-a-week yoga program, accusing it of religious in...

Savasana

Heidi Templeton | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Templeton

You made it! For the last hour you've been down-dogging, planking and twisting your body in ways that you didn't think were possible. Now the moment has arrived.... It's time for savasana, or corpse pose.

5 Steps To Break Out Of A Yoga Rut

David Magone | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

We've all been there. You're on the mat, you've been practicing the same yoga poses again and again and you just feel stuck... maybe uninspired, maybe in a rut, or feeling as though your hamstrings will never open despite the fact that you've been stretching them for years.