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Could Yoga Be the Secret to Motivating Millennials?

Michael Anthony Fernandez | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Michael Anthony Fernandez

Would you ever think that Courtney Love would be the inspiration for restructuring an entire office culture -- which included building a yoga studio in our new office? Well, she was, and this is what happened.

5 Things You Should Know About Yoga

Katie Hill | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

During an hour-long practice, I see a room full of people drop their outer facades and fall into the present moment. I see faces soften. I see shoulders relax. I see defenses fall away. It is hard to accurately describe what that looks like, but it is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

The Real Reason Yoga Is Still Dominated By Women

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.28.2013 | Women
Carolyn Gregoire

But given the current marketing tactics employed by the yoga industry (yes, there is actually a "Yoga Teacher Barbie"), it's unsurprising that women, and particularly those of a certain body type, are the ones who seem to be most at home in yoga studios.

Even Yogis Can Be Green on St. Patrick's Day

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Those of us on the path may be pursuing a state of peace, but we can often feel dour and uptight about the supposed differences between our party-loving friends and ourselves. This year, consider using the holidays as a way to not take such pursuits so seriously.

9 Bizarre Questions People Ask Yoga Teachers

Posted 03.11.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul These top yoga instructors share the eyebrow-raising, balance-throwing questions they get all the time from students. "Can you ...

The Authentic Yogini

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Yvonna Russell

Deepak Chopra's New York Times bestselling book, Buddha, traces Siddhartha's path to enlightenment from prince to divine deity. Mindy Frenkel's journe...

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...

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.

Yoga's Dark Side

Erin Motz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?

Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Even more impressive than the power of yoga in this story is the fierce resiliency of these teens' spirits. Perhaps yoga and meditation awaken something in the human spirit that was always there, but which we lose sight of or neglect.

The P90X of Yoga Has Arrived

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Many of the millions of people who actually do yoga in this country do it so they will look hot and have a rocking body, while many of the people who teach and cultivate yoga in this country turn a blind eye to this and pretend that everyone does yoga purely for the deep spiritual insight.

Yoga for Everyone

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

They remind me of the importance of slowing down, of really being present in the moment, of kindness. Their joy and cheeky inquisitiveness remind me that childhood is a gift, that we are blessed by the child's wonder and delight.

Flexibility, Inside And Out

Carre Otis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

I would assert that despite the wide variety of yoga options and individual preferences, there is one universal element: the union of consciousness and movement, breath and awareness.

When Yoga and Civilization Collide

Isabel Cowles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isabel Cowles

Not a day goes by when I don't eat cooked food or animal products. And not a day goes by when I don't practice yoga. Both feel better with company.

Making Money In Yogaland

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Yogaworks has opened a new studio in New York, at the corner of Broadway and Grand Street. It's got bamboo floors and showers with impressive pressure. The only thing missing? People.

Going to the Mat: Confessions of a Yoga Guinea Pig

Nicholas Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Rosen

The stretching and breathing, when coupled with a meditative, focused intention, can make you feel pretty damn good, even if the whole thing is choreographed to a Kanye West track.