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

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 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.

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 06.23.2014 | 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.

The 10 Commandments of Teaching Yoga

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Leave your sermon at the door. When a person walks into a yoga class, they expect to do yoga. Be careful with your words. Your beliefs are your opinions. Your opinions are your judgments. Judgments do not belong in the yoga room.

Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, "How can I write a b...

Why I'm Mad at Yoga -- Confessions of a Yoga Instructor

Lilly Barels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

Yoga is like everything else that goes mainstream. It changed from its humble beginnings and evolved into marketing propaganda. You can only do yoga correctly if you wear these black pants.

Some Like It Hot (Yoga)

Fatima Bhojani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Fatima Bhojani

We spend the next five minutes in savasna, also referred as the corpse pose, by the more sombre amongst us. In other domains, I call it the "honey-I'm-too-tired-tonight" pose.

Your Breath Is Your Conversation With the World

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.

Dear Yoga Student

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

I'll let you in on a little secret. The majority of yoga teachers are the most insecure, confused, lost, egotistical and wounded human beings alive. We may not show it, we may do everything to throw you off our scent, but we are.

Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

Rowan Lommel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

"We all need a means to help us access an inner intelligence that is clear and calm and from which we can relate to and function in this world where there is so much confusion and agitation."