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How I Release What Doesn't Serve Me

Ryon Harms | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News
Ryon Harms

Solutions can be elusive. Sometimes my mind feels like a desk piled high with print outs -- presentations and research papers and analytics reports. Rather than painstakingly plow through it all, I find it so much more effective to just toss it wholesale into the circular file. Enter yoga.

The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Yoga in the Philippines

James Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

From the design of the facilities and choices for in-house props to the all-important standards for teachers, Manila is presenting a more grown-up version of the yoga scene than I've seen anywhere else.

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: Speaking Our Truths

Jenine Durland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

It is day three of Pete Guinosso's Lighting the Path Yoga Teacher Training, and already my entire idea of what a teacher training entails has been fli...

How I Went From Veterinarian to Yoga Teacher and Launched My Own Desk Yoga App

Fiona Patterson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Guilt was a factor that stopped me changing my career. New people I met would often say, "You're so lucky, I always wanted to be a vet!" Those to whom I vocalized my discontent would remark "Really? But you studied for so long!"

Living Yoga Off the Mat

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I have taught the asanas of yoga for 13 years. Yoga and I have had a tumultuous relationship. At one point, I even thought we'd have to break up. But somehow we managed to not quit one another and now our connection is deeper than I could have ever imagined. I learn from it every time I step on the mat and every time I apply it off the mat.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Please Leave Your Type A-Ness Off My Yoga Mat (And I'll Do The Same)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Type A-ness (which does sound quite naughty when you say it out loud) has gone beyond the corporate world and into the yoga world, one that I had assumed was supposed to be Zen.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

9 Inane Things Yoga Teachers Say

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Yoga is my favorite workout -- that's right, I called it a "workout." Because that's why I do it. I do it as a workout. Body and mind, yes, but still,...

Rock Out as a Self-Care Practice

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Cultivating, honoring, and connecting to those things that "make you come alive" will allow you to show up in this world as your most true and unique version of yourself.

Yoga Teacher Talk: Inspiration or Mind-Numbing Nonsense?

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

No one plans for exclusions. And yet they happen. Only certain people feel comfortable; only some have access. These exclusionary circumstances are changeable, though not solely through personal decision-making.

Yoga as a Tool for Development: Cultivating Change From the Inside

Rob Schware | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Philipa von Kerckerinck, who found a way to combine her graduate work in international development with yoga.

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.

How to Master Butterfly Pose

Lilly Barels | Posted 05.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls butterfly. -- Richard Bach A friend gave my son two caterpillars in a...

How to Get out of Yoga

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 03.29.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

In previous yoga classes, I've been known to resort exclusively to child's pose early on, quietly remaining there until someone taps me lightly on the shoulder -- usually it's the cleaning lady.

Reach to Your Peripheral: Feel 25 at 53

Rudy Mettia | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Reaching out to your peripheral each day is the real way to slow the effects of aging for that day, that moment. The next time you're feeling your best days are behind you, try reaching out to your physical and mental limits.

To My Baby Sister, On Maintaining Her 'Smobriety'

James Brown | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.

YogaQuirks: The 4 Rules of Yogi Etiquette

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

I love yoga and I've been doing it for about 10 years, but it's the practitioners, not the practice itself, I find most challenging.

Why This Creative Director Left His Job To Teach Yoga

Society Of Publication Designers | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

When the editors of Mother Jones recently announced that longtime creative director Tim J Luddy was leaving the magazine "to build his yoga-teaching p...

You're Never Going to Make a Living as a Yoga Teacher (And Other Things Nobody Tells You at Yoga Teacher Training)

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

Yoga is in! It should come as no surprise that the demand for yoga teacher training has grown exponentially in recent years. While the Road to Enlightenment is paved with good intentions, it can also be potholed with some sobering realities.

The Yoga of Fullness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Do you know that saying, "Don't tempt the fates"? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a ...

Yoga in America: Where Bowing to God Is Not Religious

Jill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

The concept of God is a shaky subject. Add to it the yoga-inspired faith in the God within us all, and you have a huge mess on your hands. Calling yoga non-religious isn't just about altering yoga to make a buck. It is to avoid starting a war.

What Is Yoga, Really?

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

The teaching of yoga reminds me of what I aspire to be, and what human beings are truly capable of becoming. Yoga helps us to remember who we truly are.