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3 Simple Tips to Live Out Your Yoga Practice

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Santa Monica yoga instructor Amy Lombardo may be one of the most in-demand teachers to the stars, but her practice is deeply rooted in the spirit of service.

10 Reasons to Practice Yoga During the Holidays

Rudy Mettia | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Don't start your year with guilt and regret over resolutions that you won't keep. Let continuing to practice yoga over the holidays be your New Year's resolution. That's what Santa would want for you.

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.

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 Go: Judith Hanson Lasater on Keys to a Rewarding Home Yoga Practice

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, author and yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., offers some keys to a rewarding home practice, based on her experience as a longtime practitioner and teacher. She encourages us to look at why we don't practice.

Another Yoga Instructor? That's Exactly What The World Doesn't Need

Naomi Rand | Posted 11.27.2013 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

When my friend P said she was thinking of becoming a yoga instructor I lost it. I may have screamed, 'Are you out of your mind?' She had a career, albeit a frustrating one. Several books published, articles written, ideas and irons in the fire. Yes, being a writer was hard, but really, please, not another yoga teacher.

Jaweed Kaleem

Yoga: The New Career Path For Corporate Execs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.19.2013 | Religion

One morning last month, Rebecca Santillo walked out of the television studio where she worked for the very last time. It’s not that she wasn’t ...

What Is a Yoga Pose?

James Brown | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.

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.

10 Easy Ways to Become a Yogalebrity

Ira Israel | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Anyone today who is actively trying to become a Yogalebrity may as well try to become the next Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts. (Ironically, many of them have.) The wave has come and gone. The Yoga Bubble is bursting.

Part I: Trauma Training Should Be Mandatory for Yoga Teachers

Margaret Howard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

The environment of the yoga class is particularly ripe for trauma triggering because of its inherently intimate nature, arising out of the integration of mind and body and the teacher's position as a leader and spiritual or physical authority, and the fact that trauma can be held in the body.

The Business of Teaching Yoga

Ira Israel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Yoga Teachers will sink or swim together. The sooner we figure out a sustainable win-win business model regarding how to freely share the benefits of this rich tradition, the sooner we will all prosper. Ommmmmmmmmmm.

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.

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.

Why Yoga Is So Misunderstood: How It Has Gone From The Sane To The Bizarre

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Anyone can be a teacher as long as we chose that person to guide us, which doesn't mean that person has practiced all of the teachings or is living a yogic life.

Is It Time To Break Up With Your Yoga Teacher?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

At some point, every student must leave their teacher. It's a built-in principle of yoga. Parents raise children to be able to survive on their own at some point; its the same concept between teachers and students of yoga.

3 Qualifications of a Yoga Teacher

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Alanna Kaivalya

When we have known great teachers and heeded their instructions, we are able to impart that wisdom to others.

5 Ways to Tell if Your Yoga Teacher Has a Clue

Laura Lippstone | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Lippstone

Here's the thing -- and I know my way around a yoga mat well enough to say this. Yoga is not a sport. It's a philosophy and lifestyle.

Dealing With The Difficult Fitness Situations

Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Miss Fit–a weekly advice column from someone who is a bit of a non-conformist when it comes to health and exercise. Dear Miss Fit, ...

Yoga In The U.S.: Should There Be Stricter Licensing Standards?

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Since yoga has become an industry, someone needs to protect the consumer.

Yoga Teachers, Teach!

Susan Piver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

Yoga teachers, I would like to be taught by you, not "invited" to do this or that. "Make it feel good" is not an instruction. Neither is "do what feels right to you" or "this is the pose I suggest, but if you prefer another one, go ahead."

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Yoga But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

You may be guided through ways of practicing by a teacher, but you are ultimately your own and most important teacher. The universe is within you, and you are the universe.

Yoga: From Annoyance To Grace in 90 Minutes Flat

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga works, in spite of all the annoying teachers and students, myself included. All I had to do was roll out my mat, get on it and move. The rest would come.

Yoga-Speak For Dummies

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yogi says: "I keep death close to me in spirit all the time so that I can fully appreciate the miracle that is life." Yogi means: I am having some pretty serious anxiety issues lately.