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Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Staying Cool, Calm and Collected: Balancing the Pitta Dosha

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Kostura Ayurveda reveals to us that there are seasons each year defined by the three doshas: vata (f...

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

Our enthusiasm is infectious, our curiosity and trust is a treasure, and clearly our world is a brighter and more interesting place because we "do yoga." However, with all this attention on the HOW of yoga, we have managed to overlook the WHY of yoga.

10 Benefits Of Having A Yoga Dad

Nina Friend | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Friend

You'll forever have leverage over him because it was only after a whole year that he finally agreed to come to yoga with you... and now he's so hooked that he goes without you.

Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good postur...

Here's Some Inspiration To Take Your Yoga Practice To The Beach

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Perfect your salutations under the real sun by moving your yoga practice to the beach. Not only will you be soaking up some D while you take in the pe...

The Amazing Things That Happened When I Started Yoga At 85

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Yoga is a way of giving back. The gift of life. Your body is a temple and if you give in, you will find universality. Yoga clears the mind and energizes the body and one is at peace with oneself and the universe. Yoga gives me a reason to wake up every day. Each day is a creative and positive day, when I'm practicing yoga.

Yoga Therapy's Potential: An Interview With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Rowan Lommel | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

I recently interviewed Dr. Kausthub Desikachar by email. He began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and fathe...

My Green Mama Confessions

Joelle Wisler | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin', homebirthin', breastfeed-them-till-they-go-to-college, crunchy green land. And I am an active participator in this culture. Well, not the whole placenta-eating-part. But I do have some confessions to make to my friends and neighbors.

How To Take Your Yoga Practice To Another Level

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Is your downward dog feeling a little dull? No one ever said you had to keep your yoga practice on your mat. Push the boundaries and get creative to b...

The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

Sara Goldstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Like the mat version that came before, don't forget to give yourself a few minutes of recovery after practice. Feel free to lay down, face up on the floor. But I don't recommend closing your eyes. It helps to be able to see the diapered butt that's guaranteed to plop down squarely onto your face.

The No. 1 Myth About Yoga (And How Learning the Truth Can Change Your Life)

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Taylor Wells, the founder and owner of Prana Power Yoga™ (with five studios in Massachusetts and New York), author of Create the Best Life Ever...

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

A Yoga Hug

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me; guess I'll go eat worms. Long, thin, s...

The Butterfly Effect on Yoga and Your Practice

Rudy Mettia | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Can a small act today have a huge impact tomorrow? When it comes to yoga, the answer is absolutely yes.

Not Your Average Yogis: Orthodox Jews Teaching Yoga To Their Community

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2014 | World

Envision a yoga teacher. Do long legs and tight spandex leggings conjure any thoughts? What about long beards and headdresses? For one yoga studio in ...

Om in the Time of Lent

Ko Im | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

I went on a yoga retreat during the Lenten season. and I reflected on finding solace in both practices. One can strengthen the other. Here are five parallelisms from a Catholic yogi.

Yoga and Financial Balance

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

It wasn't until I did my first 30-day yoga challenge that I began to realize how interconnected my yoga practice was to my career as a Financial Advisor.

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

The Newest Trend in Yoga Jewelry: Wear Your Mala

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal We love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice. Malas, strands of 108 bead...

What In The Hell Is Going On Here?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.08.2014 | Weird News

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that originated thousands of years ago to involve your mind, body, spirit soul and ... horse? That's right, we ...

Daily Meditation: Greet The Sun

Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Let Your Light Shine

James Brandon | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brandon

Life is one big roller coaster ride of personal choices from exhilarating joy to frightening turns and can ultimately be the main distraction for dealing with the Self.

13 Yoga Pet Peeves That Totally Wreck Your Zen

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is supposed to still the mind so that you can focus your attention inward and achieve that liberating "zen" you crave. But how are you suppose...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Yoga Activists Fight Human Trafficking

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

These projects point to a growing number of yoga activists who utilize the practice to address political and social issues and share yoga with underserved populations. The goal is direct if not simple: use yoga to make the world a better place.