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Yoga in the West

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

Jill Lawson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.

The History Of Yoga And Religion In America

Leigh E. Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leigh E. Schmidt

Yoga used to make a Christian nation writhe; now it has become an embodiment of the country's religious and social elasticity.

Three Gurus Who Changed the Face of Spirituality in the West

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

In researching the 200-year transmission of India's spiritual teachings to the West, I found that three gurus stood out for their immense impact on public awareness, and as it happens they all have birthdays around now.

Should Christians Do Yoga?

Sally Kempton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sally Kempton

What is yoga? Is it a system of physical culture? Is it part of a Hindu religious tradition? Is it a practice, like meditation, that is doctrinally neutral and therefore adaptable to any religious culture?