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  • Exploring Your Heart through Yoga

    Dr. Alan Viau
    Alan Viau
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    How do you regard the human heart—as a scientist or as a romantic? Yoga teaches us that these perspectives are not mutually exclusive. Yogic traditions view the heart as a … Continue reading →
  • Change Your Brain through Meditation

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    Amber Baker
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Western medical scientific research is finding ways to prove that meditation results in physiological changes. Beyond smoothing the never-ending waves of emotion and reaction, it actually, physically, changes the structure of your brain. A Harvard University study conducted a few years ago, demonstrated that as little as 27 minutes of meditation per day changed the physical structure of the brain in just eight weeks.  Participants in the study group who ... Continue reading "Change Your Brain through Meditation" on Yoga Basics.com
  • 7 Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs with Yoga

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    Kathleen Bryant
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Spring is just around the corner according to the calendar (and Punxsutawney Phil), but that may seem like cold comfort to winter-weary yogis. While you can’t rush the season, you can utilize your yoga practice to help shift your attitude. Here are seven ways to stoke your inner fire: 1. Recommit to your practice. Are you just moving your body during asana, or are you moving your spirit? If the ... Continue reading "7 Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs with Yoga" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yogaslackers

    Yoga Journal
    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are well known for bringing students to the edge and beyond. As modern-day nomads, they can be seen driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on a plane to teach overseas. Sam is the cofounder of the YogaSlackers and has a great deal of knowledge and experience on the slackline, creating amazing spectacles wherever he goes. Raquel’s extensive training in different types of yoga, AcroYoga, slacklining, and listening makes her a motivating and receptive teacher. With their many combined talents and skills, these two always have something new and…
  • Personal Sovereignty in the Yoga World

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Once again, Bikram Choudhury is in the news...and not in a good way (cue up Britney Spears' Oops I Did it Again). In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a Bikram fan and never have been. There's a little too much sweat and ego there for my liking. I know a group of folks who love Bikram. Swear by it. Claim it's changed their lives and transformed their bodies and souls. When I visited with them, they wanted me to come to a class. Normally, I'm a try anything once (and withhold judgment until experiencing it for myself) kind of gal, but I flatly said, "I refuse to go to a Bikram class.
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  • Yogaslackers

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are well known for bringing students to the edge and beyond. As modern-day nomads, they can be seen driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on a plane to teach overseas. Sam is the cofounder of the YogaSlackers and has a great deal of knowledge and experience on the slackline, creating amazing spectacles wherever he goes. Raquel’s extensive training in different types of yoga, AcroYoga, slacklining, and listening makes her a motivating and receptive teacher. With their many combined talents and skills, these two always have something new and…
  • Rape Charges Against Bikram Ripple Through the Yoga Community

    Patty Hodapp
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The sexual assault and rape accusations against hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury keep piling up. A new rape case was filed February 13 to bring the total number of civil lawsuits that Choudhury faces to six. Jill Lawler, a Canadian yogi, claims Choudhury raped her during a 2010 teacher training, reports The New York Times. The five other allegations span over two years and include another rape charge from a different 2010 teacher training and several cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and defamation. Choudhury, who has become as famous for these claims as he is for his ubiquitous…
  • Cyndi Lee

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s influential OM Yoga Center, Cyndi now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind. Her most recent book is May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Join Cyndi at Yoga Journal LIVE events. The post Cyndi Lee appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Robert Sturman

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden’s New England, or the bleakness of Marin County’s San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman’s own words, “I often think of Rumi’s words ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.”…
  • Stephanie Snyder

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Stephanie Snyder combines creative vinyasa sequencing with concise alignment and traditional philosophy. She is the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD Yoga for Strength and Toning and offers classes online, as well as workshops and teacher trainings in San Francisco and around the world. As a founding board member of the national nonprofit organization Headstand, Stephanie is an advocate and community contributor who works to bring yoga and mindfulness to at-risk youth. Featured in many publications worldwide, she is ever grateful for the gifts of the practice. The post Stephanie Snyder appeared…
 
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • Personal Sovereignty in the Yoga World

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Once again, Bikram Choudhury is in the news...and not in a good way (cue up Britney Spears' Oops I Did it Again). In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a Bikram fan and never have been. There's a little too much sweat and ego there for my liking. I know a group of folks who love Bikram. Swear by it. Claim it's changed their lives and transformed their bodies and souls. When I visited with them, they wanted me to come to a class. Normally, I'm a try anything once (and withhold judgment until experiencing it for myself) kind of gal, but I flatly said, "I refuse to go to a Bikram class.
  • Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Pelvis

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    After getting into yoga I became a geek for all things body-related. I suddenly started using the term psoas regularly. I would sit in crowded places just watching people's gait (I still do this all the time). I tried all kinds of modalities including Rolfing, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais. Yep. Total. Geek.  The Pelvic region became one of particular interest for me. So much happens in that area and imbalances there can cause so many issues in all other parts of the body. Yep, there's a lot happening in the pelvis and a lot of issues can arise from there. Whenever I've got something…
  • Ye Olde Procrastination Cure

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    It's one thing to know something and another to do it. Yesterday I had the lovely experience of feeling like someone had kicked me in the posterior, complete with cartoonish light bulb appearing over my head. I completed something that I had been procrastinating over for weeks. Weeks. This is not the first time I've done something like this and most likely it won't be the last. I know how to handle this type of thing. After all, you don't live in this world for a little over four decades without learning a thing or two.  You've gotta prime the pump! You can't just go from a full stop to full…
  • Letting it Break Down

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    This morning I got on my mat for my regular practice and noticed that I was feeling stiff. As I moved through some postures I could feel the tightness and I noticed that my reaction was a bit negative. I like to fancy myself the loose and flexible yoga practitioner. I spend a fair amount of time in my body that sometimes I forget that while my body often holds clues as to what's happening inside, I am not my body.  Of course that's difficult to remember in this world of body images, yoga standards, get a tight this and lift a saggy that, and lose the fat in 30 days. The body gets a lot of…
  • Can You Let Go More?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    This morning was just like most mornings -- I came into Seated Forward Bend feeling a tug in my hamstrings before my muscles released. I didn't go all that deep at first. Then some time passed and I felt my body loosening, so I went deeper into the pose. I used to (ah, those ignorant first yoga years) just force myself all the way into a pose refusing to back down despite the screaming of my muscles. My muscles now rejoice over the fact that I gradually flow into the pose. I have those moments when I think, "I can't possibly let go any more." Then I shift ever so slightly deeper and surprise…
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  • Announcing… 2 New Fast, Fun, Professional RCYS Summer Certifications

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    This summer will be my 7th and 8th time teaching the RCYS Kids Yoga Teacher Training since we registered with Yoga Alliance. It feels great to be at the stage where the program flows like water. I’m not sure if its the supportive group dynamics where everyone has cleared their calendar to gather together to achieve a common goal. It could be the playfulness of learning new games and songs and then teaching them to kids in the camps. Perhaps it’s a combination of all of these things that makes the Summer Certification so special. Plus, you get your 95 Hour Certificate at the end! If you…
  • When to Throw your Lesson Plan out the Window in Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    You’ve probably been there before. You’ve prepared a fun and inspirational kids yoga class, to find out that it’s probably not going to work. Despite all the Ways Themed Lesson Plans can help in Kids Yoga, there are times I recommend you scrap your lesson plan for something even better! Ditch Your Lesson Plan When a Big Event Happens Perhaps something happened in school and the kids are feeling sensitive to the event. I’ve taught kids yoga through tragedies like 911 and the time a classmate died in a drowning accident. The students need empathy and you need to be flexible…
  • 5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans Themes can help get you through those 52 classes every week of the year! Whether it’s inspired by a seasonal event,…
  • How to Give a Quote for Teaching Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
    We don’t usually picture a yogi carrying a briefcase and using a calculator.  The business of yoga is a whole new skill for most yoga teachers. It was for me, there are still times I have to remind myself to think like a business person as well as a yogi. So it is not surprising when questions about the business of teaching kids yoga come up, questions like: How do I give a quote to a school that asked for one for kids yoga classes. It’s was a discussion on Facebook and with grads from our kids yoga teacher training. January is when schools have a handle on their budgets and can…
  • Teachable Moments: The Story of the Teacher and The Student

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A breathing ball is a great visual for showing how learning expands our minds.  Everyone Gets a Breathing Ball with registration in the Branching Out Weekend in January A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher.   The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!” To be an effective yoga teacher, learn as a student leans!
 
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    Blissology

  • Dr. Lawrence Cheng

    Michelle Naklowycz
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Dr Lawrence Cheng – Integrative Physician MD, CCFP (EM), MPH “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.” -William Osler Throughout his years as an attending ER physician, teacher and manager at St. Paul’s Hospital, Dr. Lawrence Cheng often wished he could have intervened earlier in the trajectory of a patient’s life. This increasingly strong realization led him to explore a broader approach to healing through a Masters in Public Health Studies at Harvard, and subsequently, to study integrative medicine at…
  • Green Juice is so 2014….

    blissologist
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Well, I have your attention with green juice. I know it is the latest health trend and don’t get me wrong, I love fresh, organic veggies in any form I can get.  I do drink a lot of juice.  Like you, I don’t bat an eyelash anymore at the ten dollar juices popping in up in all the hipster neigborhoods I hang out in around the world.  My motto ultimately is, “If it’s green, it’s my scene.” Having said this, because juice is so quick, easy and packed with nutrients, I feel like many of us are missing what I consider the Mack Daddy of the Blissology High Prana Diet: Steamed Greens.
  • At Least do This Yoga

    blissologist
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    The two main excuses for why we miss yoga is that 1) Yoga takes too much time and 2) Yoga is expensive. Throw those excuses out the window because this routine is free and takes only 18 minutes. Think about that. 18 minutes is nothing. Everyone has this time. Just eliminate a little bit of time on social media and on email and voila: You will have time for yoga! Get off of the internet and on to the “innernet!” This is a short and sweet yoga practice meant to provide opening, centering and core strength. It includes a short savasana (relaxation) and meditation because that is what…
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  • Embodying Our Life Mission: Blissology Yoga Teacher Training

    blissologist
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
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    Free Online Kundalini Yoga Poses and Exercises

  • Excellent 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 1

    Anmol Mehta
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    All titles below are links to the yoga techniques article, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.The following yoga set provides a complete workout and works on all the major muscle groups and systems of the body to ensure good health, healing and well-being.   In this article you will find part 1 of this set, which is comprised of 6 exercises and takes 20 minutes to complete.  I suggest you start with these 6 exercises and then add the exercises I provide in part 2 next week. Note that although I have given times below for each exercise, you should do as…
  • How Deep Acceptance of What You Don’t Want Can Lead to Joy & Bliss

    Kara-Leah Grant
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. One of her specialities is the psychology of mastering yourself – something she learned through her home yoga practice. This article, written in 2011, illustrates how it’s never our circumstances that cause either happiness or suffering, but our approach to our circumstances. by Kara-Leah Grant  There’s always an opportunity on the horizonLife has been rich with opportunities to practice deep acceptance lately.Samuel…
  • How to maintain a home yoga practice with a new baby in the house

    Kara-Leah Grant
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. One of her specialities is the psychology of maintaing a home yoga practice – she’s even written a book on it, Forty Days of Yoga. It’s something she knows about intimately, from the inside out. This article was written five years ago, when her son was still a baby.by Kara-Leah Grant  Fitting babies into a yoga practice – Samuel at 6 monthsIt’s something other mothers have been asking me for the last few…
  • Why an Attitude of Trusteeship Liberates while Ownership Binds

    Guest Author
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.To be a trustee, means taking care or looking after, for short period of time. It is a responsibility which is given considering some facts. The one who gives the responsibility trusts completely and expects the best outcome from the relationship. A trustee faithfully completes the responsibility. We can live happily in this world, by adopting this trusteeship attitude. It means having wealth, relationships, careers and experiences with detachment. A trustee…
  • Reflections on a Different Way to Perceive the New Year’s

    Guest Author
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children. The year has gone by, like a whiff of breeze. Every time the New Year arrives, it brings with it a realisation of the time that has gone by. Experiences, good, bad and ugly happen as events and occurrences, going by as life experiences itself. Like a flicker of light which shines for a moment and goes away. The New Year only is a continuation of the process called life. A carry forward. Time to sit back and take stock of a part of life lived. This time…
 
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  • Yogaslackers

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are well known for bringing students to the edge and beyond. As modern-day nomads, they can be seen driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on a plane to teach overseas. Sam is the cofounder of the YogaSlackers and has a great deal of knowledge and experience on the slackline, creating amazing spectacles wherever he goes. Raquel’s extensive training in different types of yoga, AcroYoga, slacklining, and listening makes her a motivating and receptive teacher. With their many combined talents and skills, these two always have something new and…
  • Rape Charges Against Bikram Ripple Through the Yoga Community

    Patty Hodapp
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The sexual assault and rape accusations against hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury keep piling up. A new rape case was filed February 13 to bring the total number of civil lawsuits that Choudhury faces to six. Jill Lawler, a Canadian yogi, claims Choudhury raped her during a 2010 teacher training, reports The New York Times. The five other allegations span over two years and include another rape charge from a different 2010 teacher training and several cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and defamation. Choudhury, who has become as famous for these claims as he is for his ubiquitous…
  • Cyndi Lee

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s influential OM Yoga Center, Cyndi now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind. Her most recent book is May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Join Cyndi at Yoga Journal LIVE events. The post Cyndi Lee appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Robert Sturman

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden’s New England, or the bleakness of Marin County’s San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman’s own words, “I often think of Rumi’s words ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.”…
  • Stephanie Snyder

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Stephanie Snyder combines creative vinyasa sequencing with concise alignment and traditional philosophy. She is the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD Yoga for Strength and Toning and offers classes online, as well as workshops and teacher trainings in San Francisco and around the world. As a founding board member of the national nonprofit organization Headstand, Stephanie is an advocate and community contributor who works to bring yoga and mindfulness to at-risk youth. Featured in many publications worldwide, she is ever grateful for the gifts of the practice. The post Stephanie Snyder appeared…
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    Hillary's Yoga Practice: Free Online Yoga Podcast Classes

  • Episode #75 – Where’s Hillary Been? Update and Special Interview w/ Marie Forleo (59 min…)

    hillary
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Hellooooo! It’s good to be back and share with you what’s been going on in my life as a yogi, new mama, a  coach and coach trainer.  I LOVE my yoga practice and this yoga podcast. I’m playing with the idea of creating a coaching podcast and will keep you in the loop. You can find what I’ve been teaching off the mat here in my new online home, HillaryRubin.com. Let me know in the comments below what your biggest takeaway from this episode was and if you have any questions please email me at info at hillary rubin dot com. xxoo, Mentioned in this episode: Marie…
  • Episode #74 The Art of Becoming You : Level 2/45 Min Class

    hillary
    19 Jan 2013 | 2:30 pm
    Join me for a Special free Tele-workshop on 1/25 : How to Live a SOUL-fulfilling Life >>> Click to watch the video + get on the list…  A Special Thank you to Alexis Wolfer, creator of the Beauty Bean In this free yoga podcast episode get ready to move your body, flow into forgiveness and enjoy the ART OF BECOMING YOU! Get rid of back + neck tension. Feel Grounded + Energized:  – Hip openers – Shoulder openers – End with a yummy relaxation See you on the other side. xo, *This Class Is NOT for Beginners
  • *HYP Bonus Videos: Yoga for Healing + Radical Honesty

    hillary
    8 Sep 2012 | 6:53 pm
    I use Yoga as a healing modality for Multiple Sclerosis. Today, I am symptom/medication-free, and have dedicated my life to helping thousands of people achieve profound, unbridled freedom from trauma, abuse and disease. Here are some clear tips for you to start the healing journey at home! Visit http://www.hillaryrubin.com/livingwellness for a free gift! How honest with yourself are you? You can use radical honesty to build unshakable confidence. Are there areas of your life that you do not pay attention too? What is real and authentic for you? Get real and get honest!
  • *HYP Bonus Videos: Firing Up Your Inspiration Engine + Motivation To Practice

    hillary
    31 Aug 2012 | 10:51 am
    Why is it important to be motivated? We need incentives to stay fired up to do what we want to do. Whether that is a new candle or going on a hike – do what inspires YOU to get things done! Make it work for you. http://www.HillaryRubin.com Stay motivated to make it to the mat! Don’t pressure yourself to practice everyday – there is “no self beating” allowed. Learn to practice compassion for yourself on the days when you don’t make it to your mat. Also, dedicating your practice to something or someone else can also be a big motivator to helping you find time…
  • *HYP Bonus Videos: The Myth of Self-Sabotage + Motivation is Personal

    hillary
    24 Aug 2012 | 8:13 am
    What is up with SELF SABOTAGE? It is totally a myth. It is not real. Check in with your environment – are you putting your Self in situations where you will THRIVE or where you will DIE? The people, places and things have to lift your vibration to support your dreams and your truth. I have used yoga and wellness practices to become symptom and mediation free from a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.HillaryRubin.com Do you have issues with motivation? Do you start things and then lose steam? Where does that energy go, if you lose track from your initial goal? Motivation is…
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  • Yogaslackers

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are well known for bringing students to the edge and beyond. As modern-day nomads, they can be seen driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on a plane to teach overseas. Sam is the cofounder of the YogaSlackers and has a great deal of knowledge and experience on the slackline, creating amazing spectacles wherever he goes. Raquel’s extensive training in different types of yoga, AcroYoga, slacklining, and listening makes her a motivating and receptive teacher. With their many combined talents and skills, these two always have something new and…
  • Rape Charges Against Bikram Ripple Through the Yoga Community

    Patty Hodapp
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The sexual assault and rape accusations against hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury keep piling up. A new rape case was filed February 13 to bring the total number of civil lawsuits that Choudhury faces to six. Jill Lawler, a Canadian yogi, claims Choudhury raped her during a 2010 teacher training, reports The New York Times. The five other allegations span over two years and include another rape charge from a different 2010 teacher training and several cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and defamation. Choudhury, who has become as famous for these claims as he is for his ubiquitous…
  • Cyndi Lee

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s influential OM Yoga Center, Cyndi now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind. Her most recent book is May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Join Cyndi at Yoga Journal LIVE events. The post Cyndi Lee appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Robert Sturman

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden’s New England, or the bleakness of Marin County’s San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman’s own words, “I often think of Rumi’s words ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.”…
  • Stephanie Snyder

    YJ Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Stephanie Snyder combines creative vinyasa sequencing with concise alignment and traditional philosophy. She is the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD Yoga for Strength and Toning and offers classes online, as well as workshops and teacher trainings in San Francisco and around the world. As a founding board member of the national nonprofit organization Headstand, Stephanie is an advocate and community contributor who works to bring yoga and mindfulness to at-risk youth. Featured in many publications worldwide, she is ever grateful for the gifts of the practice. The post Stephanie Snyder appeared…
 
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • National Multicultural Festival, Canberra

    Editor
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    The National Multicultural Festival will be held in Canberra on the weekend of Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February 2015. Sahaja Yoga will have stalls at the festival, where people can learn about Sahaja Yoga and experience meditation. The Sahaja Yoga music group, “Music of Joy”, will also perform.   The Sahaja Yoga Information Stall • 4:00 pm to about 11:00 pm on Friday evening 13 February 2015 • 11:00 am to about 11:00 pm on Saturday 14 February 2015 • 11:00 am to 6.00 pm on Sunday 15 February 2015. Music of Joy performance times • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:…
  • Wamuran Meditation Workshop

    Editor
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    You are invited to a Meditation Workshop on Sunday 21st December 2014. The workshop includes balancing and clearing techniques, in-depth knowledge of chakras and live music. The workshop will help you to grow deeper in your meditation experience, to enjoy the beautiful vibrations of this Sahaja Yoga country property and to learn more from experienced meditators. When: Sunday 21st December 2014, from 10.00 am to 3.00pm (Arrive from 9:30 am) Where: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre, 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland (60 minutes north of Brisbane) Google map Cost: No charge. Workshops are…
  • Christ and the Agnya Chakra

    Editor
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    But the greatest thing is the piercing of the Agnya Chakra which is described in all spiritual treatise, or may be called as the scriptures, that that is the door which is golden, which is like a cover, and no one can pass through that, so constricted is this door of Agnya Chakra. But Christ did cross that. His crossing has helped us today to open your Agnya. Without opening the Agnya you cannot go to Sahasrara. And this was done so easily in your case, only because Christ could go through all that torture and all that brutality, and crossed over. How much we should be indebted to Him, I…
  • Tasmanian Workshops

    Editor
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Discover the peace of true meditation Reduce stress • Go beyond thinking • Balance your inner self We’re pleased to invite you to our next meditation workshop. Come along and deepen your meditation experience and refresh your knowledge of Sahaja Yoga. Learn more on how to balance yourself so you can maintain your meditation. Never meditated before? Everything is explained! Simple and effective guided meditations, separate introductory session, interesting presentations, practical sessions, take-home kits, refreshments. Devonport Workshop Devonport Library, Meeting Room One 21…
  • A Clean Heart

    Editor
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Shri Mataji The thing is, true knowledge is a part and parcel of your being. It’s just within you. It is not some sort of a concrete stuff that you have read or you have understood, but it just has to become a light within you, and that light is there. There’s no necessity for you to be very well-educated or to be very intelligent or to be very highly placed. It is not necessary. It is how your heart is clean. In the heart it resides. Imagine: all other knowledge resides in the brain, while the pure knowledge resides in the heart. It is very surprising. But we do know also that…
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    Yoga Basics

  • Losing Track of Time? Mindfulness May Help!

    Tosca Braun
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ever feel like life is passing you by and flowing so quickly it’s hard to keep track? Your “subjective sense” of time—a concept referring to the perception of how quickly or slowly time passes—may be faster than others’. A recent study found that long-term meditators reported a slower sense of subjective time than non-meditators. Anecdotally, I’ve noticed an expansion in my sense of time after attending meditation retreats. In the ... Continue reading "Losing Track of Time? Mindfulness May Help!" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Change Your Brain through Meditation

    Amber Baker
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Western medical scientific research is finding ways to prove that meditation results in physiological changes. Beyond smoothing the never-ending waves of emotion and reaction, it actually, physically, changes the structure of your brain. A Harvard University study conducted a few years ago, demonstrated that as little as 27 minutes of meditation per day changed the physical structure of the brain in just eight weeks.  Participants in the study group who ... Continue reading "Change Your Brain through Meditation" on Yoga Basics.com
  • 7 Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs with Yoga

    Kathleen Bryant
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Spring is just around the corner according to the calendar (and Punxsutawney Phil), but that may seem like cold comfort to winter-weary yogis. While you can’t rush the season, you can utilize your yoga practice to help shift your attitude. Here are seven ways to stoke your inner fire: 1. Recommit to your practice. Are you just moving your body during asana, or are you moving your spirit? If the ... Continue reading "7 Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs with Yoga" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Does Age Matter? Teaching Yoga at 13 Years Old

    Amber Baker
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Would you judge a yoga instructor’s teaching ability solely on their age or other aspects of their physical appearance? A few yoga celebrities have decided that it’s okay to do this if the teacher in question is a teen. Jaysea DeVoe has gotten a lot of press in the last year as the youngest person to complete a 200-hour teacher training and register with Yoga Alliance at just 12 years ... Continue reading "Does Age Matter? Teaching Yoga at 13 Years Old" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga Studio Theft: What Goes Missing When You’re Finding Yourself?

    Megan de Matteo
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Lost-and-found baskets at most yoga studios often contain enough yoga accessories to stock your own personal yoga closet. Clothing, mats, hair ties, water bottles and more are commonly left behind by students walking out of their favorite class in a blissful daze. My assumption of items-gone-missing in yoga studios is that it’s more likely to be a byproduct of forgetfulness than an instance of theft. But being cautious and intentional with ... Continue reading "Yoga Studio Theft: What Goes Missing When You’re Finding Yourself?" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Cowgirl Commentary on the Colonization of Yoga

    12 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    It was only a matter of time before things got ugly again. Now, India wants yoga back, people are getting worried that we are "colonizing" yoga, and for the icing on the cake - a Missoula, Montana lawmaker who wants to strengthen the state indecent exposure law went on record saying that yoga pants should be illegal in public (it made national news). It's all falling apart! India wants yoga to be recognized as its "cultural property", much like champagne is for France. The Week's article Does Yoga Belong to India? states that there are far fewer yoga teachers per capita in India than the…
  • Pura Vida, CY style

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    I have to say, starting off the year in Costa Rica is highly recommended. I've recently returned from leading our first two international LUXE Cowgirl Yoga retreats with Equisol. My lucky family came along for the ride: equal parts tropical paradise, yoga bliss, and horse heaven, plus a sprinkling of adventurous moments out of an Indiana Jones movie. All the right ingredients for, as one retreater called it, a 'priceless piece of life adventure'. I know the effect of pura vida on my psyche will far outlast my tan.Pura vida - what a perfect saying. It's Spanish for 'pure life', but the meaning…
  • The R word

    3 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Resolutions. That word, it's enough to squelch your New Year's joy, isn't it? But you need not be afraid. I like to think of mine as enhancements vs. resolutions - trying to do things better than I have before. We usually want the same things year after year: health, happiness, beautiful experiences. We simply have to enhance and fine tune our abilities to pursue them.Here are my 2015 enhancements:Be full, not busy. Being busy is out, being full is in. Because you can complain endlessly about being too busy, but can you really complain about your life being full? The answer is No.More tea.
  • Welcome 2015!

    1 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
  • Juil - Tadasana to go

    30 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    On my yoga retreats, we emphasize not just the importance of connecting to self through our yoga practice - but also how important maintaining a connection to the natural world is. We simply cannot hop onto our mats, which we mostly do indoors, and expect our soul to sing. We need animals, we need nature, we need to get outside; I believe that the awakening we experience in yoga reminds us of this parallel craving. With my background in the beauty industry and product marketing, I was intrigued to find an actual product that touts the benefits of both yoga and connecting to the earth. And…
 
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  • Feb 10, Yoga Routine Advice For Cold and Cough

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    I am 60 years old. I am quite healthy. I get up at 4 A.M. First I do bhastrika, then some hand exercises, then I do kapalabhati for 300 times. Then I do
  • Feb 10, Dizziness While Doing Anulom Vilom Pranayama

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Respected Sir, I find my head feels heavy and dizziness while doing this yoga and can't do more than 2-3 minutes. I don't have any yoga teacher and I
  • Feb 10, Healthy Mind And Healthy Body

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Sir I am a student pursuing chartered accountancy. I have very busy and hectic schedule. There is always some health issue like headache, stomachache,
  • Jan 29, Urgent Help For Pranayama

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    I have done some alternate breathing with my fingers I don't know which one I've done. I am a beginner. I do not know if it is alom vilom or pranayama.
  • Dec 22, Sequence Of Pranayams

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Hello, I am a 52 yrs old man getting ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement. My treatment includes medicines and pranayams. I was advised by my
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  • How to set an intention for your yoga practice

    charlotte bradley
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Do you know what kind of life you want to live? Do you know what what you want from your yoga practice? I started practicing yoga in 2004. I was attracted to the physical side of it. I had injured my knee and was looking for a way to keep exercising. Yoga made my body strong and helped me to heal. But I also realized that I was getting much more than just physical benefit. My energetic twin boys (then toddlers) pre-occupied much of my time, energy and brainpower. Yoga let me relax and re-focus. It gave me space in my day, my body and my mind. Yoga is about being mindful and living…
  • An Intention Vinyasa

    charlotte bradley
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Try this Intention Vinyasa (from Nancy Gerstein’s book –  Guiding Yoga’s Light) to help you set an intention for your yoga practice or your day. Focus on synchronizing your breath with movement. Let an intention come to you organically. It may be a word or a phrase. Bring your awareness back to your intention throughout your practice and let it guide your actions throughout your day. The intention vinyasa goes like this: Child’s Pose (Inhale, Exhale) Downward Dog (Inhale) Upward Dog (Exhale) Child’s Pose (Inhale, Exhale) The post An Intention Vinyasa appeared…
  • 6 Easy Yoga Moves for Foot Love

    charlotte bradley
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    My mom hates foot massages. Huh!?! I just don’t get it. I think they’re one of the best things ever. I like my feet pampered and free. I can’t wear socks to bed. I don’t really like shoes. I need to wear something that I can take off easily. Flip-flops are great. Going barefoot – ideal. Add a hot beach with sand between my toes and I am in heaven! We stand on them everyday, sometimes for a very long time. Feet are pretty amazing. With each step, your feet take the impact of your full body weight. And each step recruits a complex network of ligaments, bones, muscles and…
  • Music for your Yoga Practice

    Jill Reeves
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Yoga “Stuff Happens” Teacher Question of the Week: What type of music do you like when you do yoga? What are some of your favorite selections? Please share examples! I grew up in a house where music was everywhere. My Mom would play classical music to lull me to sleep. She took me to concerts at a young age. I sang in choirs. I was a dancer where music played in integral part in my work and for two years I sang and danced in an international performing group called Up with People. When I began taking yoga classes at a fitness center in the early 1990’s, I don’t remember music being…
  • A Sea of Pure Awareness

    William Ferro
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    In a sea of pure awareness, On the threshold of a dream, The walls between realities Begin to shake and gleam. The union of spirit and flesh Fuses the sacred and the profane. She extinguishes the last remaining molecule Of atavistic guilt. A cloud of bewilderment forms, then recedes. A direct experience, a return to the primitive, A wordless conversation Between a starchild and the galaxy that gave her birth. Guided by the strange, glowing light that shines, She inhabits the moment fully, Without her practiced and habitual nonchalance. The moment is sacred and unique. Beyond the realms of…
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  • A modern engineering miracle

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Because of the world's growing population, it comes natural to reduce, reuse and recycle. For example the basic recycling process is very common in many US households - plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass etc. But some ideas grow much wilder - for instance the Janicki's Omniprocessor which will soon provide drinking water to thousands of people in need!What exactly is Janicki's Omniprocessor? Here is what Bill Gates says about it:"I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes…
  • An insignificant thread

    1 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Albert Einstein"One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day." -Albert Einstein"Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern" -Albert Einstein
  • SoI New Single: Madhyamavathi

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    While words have their intellectual appeal, instrumental music can sometimes create an openness that language cannot. Among the many instrumental pieces Sounds of Isha has created to manifest different ambiences, Madhyamavathi is one of the more beautiful ones. The name reflects the raga on which the song is based. We have also had the fortune of some part-time volunteers, who have contributed to our music. We could use this opportunity to say how Sounds of Isha is not just some small group of people in the ashram but consists of so many meditators all over India and the world, all…
  • What should a 20-year-old do in life?

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    At the threshold of our adult life, there are many things we can choose to do. The only question is how to make the right choice? How do I know I'm choosing the right course of my life? What are the checkpoints to consider? There isn't easy universal answer to this; we are all unique and because of that it takes each one of us to look at it individually.Growing up I never knew what I will do in life, I barely spent any time thinking about it. I'm sure many of you were like that, simply living joyfully day by day. When I was about 15 or 16 my father and I got in to an argument, he got really…
  • Blacksmith's Scrap Pile

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Do you sometimes wonder why to hell all the ups and downs in my life? Why is it that things cannot remain constant? It seem like there is a great benefit to going through a hard times in life."There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. Once there was a blacksmith in a village, a very poor man. It looked like he acted like a magnet to all the problems in the world. They were visiting him too often. But he was a devout, very prayerful person. Once, a friend of his who did not believe in all this came and said, “What nonsense, you going on praying to your god. Look at your life! All the…
 
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  • Give Your Problems to Your Practice

    YogaGlo
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Darren Rhodes reminds us that profit is a key principal of practice. If we are not profiting (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually) from our practice, we could end up with deficits, which could eventually lead to burnout. To avoid deficits in our practice, he encourages us to give our problems to our practice and allow our practice to empower our path. Take this class with Darren: http://bit.ly/YYxPOf
  • Cultivate Awareness

    YogaGlo
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Sally Kempton explains that in yoga, our consciousness can free itself from concepts, beliefs and limiting ideas. How do we do this? By learning how to let ourselves be, with conscious awareness of our own inner Awareness. This week’s featured classes will help deepen our practice through the cultivation of strong awareness of the body in all of the asanas, and strong focus on the breath. Cultivate Deep Awareness to be Present with Kathryn Budig: Use your asana to cultivate deep awareness of the present. Long, thoughtful holds in Sun Salutation B induce focus and the realization that…
  • Yoga for Inspiration

    YogaGlo
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Inspiration is a motivating action or influence that results in creativity and productivity. When we get stuck in a rut or when life gets static, or when we have trouble coming up with ideas, a little inspiration can go a long way. When we’re inspired, we feel empowered and then suddenly our minds and hearts start to race with passion and possibility. In need of a good dose of inspiration? This week’s featured classes might be it! Remember that inspiration is everywhere. You just need to find it. Where do you turn for inspiration? Let us know in the comments section below.
  • Explore & Release Fear to Find Your Greatness

    YogaGlo
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Tiffany Cruikshank explains that most of us don’t realize how much of an impact that fear has on our daily lives, the power it has to limit us and our capacity for greatness. Once we pinpoint exactly what our fears are and are aware and work on them, eventually our body starts to release some of that fear and starts to move forward in a new pattern. Take this class with Tiffany: http://bit.ly/11n6woK
  • Yoga for the Nervous System

    YogaGlo
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The nervous system is the network of nerves that control all the organs and illicit responses from the body. It is the nerves that allow the senses to work and the brain to coordinate the mechanisms of the entire body. Since they have so many functions, it can be very easy for the nerves to get damaged, which in turn could cease the functioning of vital organs. Today, with so many of us under a lot of stress and leading lifestyles that are constantly on the go, our nerves have to take on a lot of stress and pressure just to keep the body functional. The good news is that practicing yoga has…
 
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    YogaDirect: Blog Posts

  • Monday Mood Boosters

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For the humans also experiencing the Monday blues, I figured writing about mood-boosters might be a good direction to go in.
  • Is Yoga Dehydrating You?

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Most people have heard about the importance of hydration, and the need seems obvious during certain activities. Running, playing sports, Bikram yoga. But hydration is just as important if you are not going all-out in an extreme situation. Your yoga practice, and your body, can benefit substantially from proper hydration.
  • Is Hot Yoga Safe Yoga?

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hot yoga is incredibly popular in the United States, with many classes to choose from and studios where you can practice it. While it's easy to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try, you should know that there are some health risks specific to this type of yoga, especially for certain populations
  • 5 Benefits of Meditation: You Don't Know What You're Missing!

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At the end of yoga class, you might hear your yoga teacher inquire after students' daily meditation practice. At this point, half of the room is usually smiling and nodding while the other half is wondering how daily meditation can really make a difference.
  • The Many Faces of Hot Yoga

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When you hear the term hot yoga, it's easy for Bikram Yoga's style to come to mind. That's because this style has become such a popular and widespread one. But Bikram yoga is not the only type of hot yoga you can experience, so consider your various options or try them all to see which class you like or even whether you prefer the regular, non-heated variety.
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • Know About 7 Secret Chakras of Our Body!

    Yetta McGovern
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    “Chakras” the most discussed topic in the filed of yoga and holistic healing and there are lot of misconception about the topic. There are over 100s chakras in our body, to be more specific; there are 114 chakras from which 112 are there in our body and 2 are at outer side of the body. […]
  • Are You Yoga Beginners? Browse these Best Yoga Tips for Beginners!

    YogaCurious
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    Being a yoga beginners, we always looking for information that help us to improve our yoga practice. We are receiving various questions from beginners asking for tips, how to information, poses and various query related to yoga for beginners. This is the reason, we come up with this dedicated article covering all possible topics that […]
  • Popular Yoga Incidents of 2014

    YogaCurious
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    2014 is the year of losing and gaining something for the Yoga Industry. The year is ending now so let’s compile the memories of this year. We have lost the great personality, father of Modern Yoga Mr. BKS Iyenger. The declaration of the International Yoga Day, Longest Yoga Chain and so on are the other […]
  • I am a Patient of High BP, Can I Do Surya Namaskar Asana

    Franz Andrini
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Recently we received one question from one of our reader who is a patient of High Blood Pressure. She want to know that whether she can do Surya namaskar Asana (Sun Salutation Sequences). I here is the original question we received: sir, I am a patient of High BP,Can I do Surya namaskar asana. My […]
  • Reebok Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Reebok Shoes

    YogaCurious
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Reebok, an American-inspired global brand was founded in 1895 in Lancashire, England. Since 2005, Reebok has been a subsidiary of German Group Adidas. Reebok is committed to making people fit for life. They are a leading provider of athletic shoes, clothing and accessories. This brand is focused to provide greater comfort in your everyday activities […]
 
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Perfecting the Bikram yoga poses: Standing Bow

    Clementine Rae
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Are you looking to perfect your standing bow yoga pose, follow this visual guide to make sure that you are doing this yoga pose just right. The perfecting your Bikram yoga poses articles series was created in partnership with Bikram Yoga Udistrict. The post Perfecting the Bikram yoga poses: Standing Bow appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • The person behind the Northwest Yoga Conference

    Simona Trakiyska
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Frank Zappa once said: “without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” This was the case for Melissa Hagedorn, the Northwest Yoga Conference (NwYC) director. Life shook the ground beneath her, but without this unexpected deviation she most likely wouldn’t have founded the conference. Today, in its fourth year since its creation, the NwYC attracts many yoga practitioners and teachers to share this three day event. “Northwest Yoga Conference aims to celebrate and promote the benefits of yoga while cultivating a unified yoga community through learning,…
  • An unusual recipe you may fall in love with

    Svetlana Ivanova
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Eggs and yogurt are two powerful breakfast foods that can be bonded into a delicious union. If you like both eggs and yoghurt for breakfast and have ever wondered how can you bond these two in a delicious union (to power up your day), I have an idea. It is in fact a traditional Bulgarian breakfast meal (lunch meal ) that is quick and easy to prepare. I know it may sound a little funky at first, but I promise you will love it. Eggs Panaguirsky style for two: 6 eggs 1 cup of yoghurt 0.25 lb Feta cheese 1 The post An unusual recipe you may fall in love with appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • Barefoot Yoga: the story of a Seattle based online retail yoga website

    Simona Trakiyska
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    When a company is around the block for over 19 years, one thing is for sure: with the passage of time, the business will go through various stages in its life cycle. But not only that, the industry changes, the shopper’s behavior changes and the market overall changes. So, being a business owner in the yoga world means that you need to be flexible on and off the mat. Barefoot yoga, a retail online store, offers a variety of products designed to serve the yoga community. To lean more about the story of Barefoot yoga and learn more about the people behind the Barefoot The post…
  • My thoughts on the silly attempt to make yoga pants illegal

    Sandra Storwick
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    When I first read this very sobering news article, my first thought was, oh my gosh! I am so glad it didn’t pass! What would I wear!! For those of us who spend our lives in yoga tights, this would be akin to the president of the USA banning blue jeans. Just think! We would have to go back to teaching our classes in a full length, North Indian Selvar Kamiz. My next thought was Sheesh ! What about my business! I have spent the last three years developing a line of colorful, organic yoga tights. Poof! Gone! just like The post My thoughts on the silly attempt to make yoga pants illegal appeared…
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    Making Mindfulness

  • Move Your Body: #BringingYogaBack Challenge Recap

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the nineteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
  • Do a Green Scavenger Hunt in Your Home

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the eighteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
  • Latin for the SuperBowl: General Cheering Talk

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Today, for the big game, I thought it would be fun to share a little of my Classical studies with you.  So, if you're interested in a classy, yet extra nerdy, SuperBowl party, check out this Latin for the SuperBowl: General Cheering Talk.The Latin alphabet, as you can see, is the exact same as our alphabet.  Latin is even more consistent with letter sounds, so just go slow and sound the words out.  (C's are generally pronounced as "hard C's," like K and V's are pronounced as W's...)photo taken at The Walters Art MuseumBaltimore, MD Have fun and good luck! …
  • Sit Less, Live Longer

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the seventeenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
  • Wear the Pearls

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the sixteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in…
 
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  • Book Review: Diagnose Yourself by Reid Jenner

    Alan Viau
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Do you feel like you have a communication problem with your physician? Well you do. This book will give you the tools to speak to your doc in a way … Continue reading →
  • Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Kingfish

    Alan Viau
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Grilled kingfish, confit purple potato and fennel, grapefruit and grapefruit vinaigrette. Simple. Delicious. About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at … Continue reading →
  • Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Cod

    Alan Viau
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Cod hush-puppies with green goddess dressing. I’m certain this will be a hit.   About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking … Continue reading →
  • Health, productivity can go up when you eat nutritiously at work, experts say | CTV News

    Alan Viau
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    Health, productivity can go up when you eat nutritiously at work, experts say | CTV News.Filed under: Health Tagged: eating, office
  • Exploring Your Heart through Yoga

    Alan Viau
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    How do you regard the human heart—as a scientist or as a romantic? Yoga teaches us that these perspectives are not mutually exclusive. Yogic traditions view the heart as a … Continue reading →
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    Yoga for health, healing and well-being

  • Yoga and world record: do they gel well?

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hong Kong based Indian yoga teacher Yogaraj C.P. created a new Guinness World Record last fortnight by performing yoga for 40 hours non-stop. During this period, he performed 1500 asanas!Yogaraj is also reported to  have done 23 asanas on a moving motorcycle and shirshasana (head stand) for nearly three hours on earlier occasions.He really deserves congratulations. He has succeeded in doing what ascetic yogis doing hathayoga all their lives will dare not. If this feat of his has helped in drawing attention of people towards yoga, that helps. Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, an…
  • Is this yoga? Really?

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    As if standing on head at a beachwere not enough,she tries it on a stool!Is this yoga, indeed?Yoga is for healing, not for showing how much you can twist your body or how weird poses you can do. Doing postures that don't suit your body may lead to serious injury, and most tough postures that some yoga teachers want you to achieve are not suited for most people.We have culled out some postures from webpages that, unless done by long-time yoga doers under expert supervision, can harm you very badly.Let's repeat what we've been saying again and again: do yogic postures (asanas) and breath…
  • Doing yoga without an objective can be frustrating

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Yoga is a very elaborate system of healing as well as spiritual attainment. It does not stop at doing some twists or taking breath in a certain way. You can use yoga with different objectives. It is better to be sure of your objective beforehand so that you stay on course and are able to achieve those objectives. We give you a few examples of what you can wish to achieve from yoga and what are the requirements for that. Yoga Learner post on 'immense benefits of yoga' might help you decide.I am a fit adult. I need yoga just for keeping fit.You will need half hour a day, every day. Of course,…
  • Ayurveda: are they fooling you?

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    This post is on ayurveda and not yoga. I thought, let me try to remove some misgivings about this great ancient system of medicine. This one is focused only on ayurvedic medicine and not the healing philosophy behind ayurveda.Ayurveda is an ancient science of medicine that originated in India and is recognised by the WHO and many governments as one of the alternative and potent branches of medicine.Ayurveda means the veda (=holy scripture) of life. It contains research by sages over centuries, passed on in the form of treatise and compilations.Ayurvedic medicine: what's that?Medicines made…
  • Yoga reduces heart risks, affirms a new study

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    A new study has found that yoga may be as good as biking, brisk walk and aerobic exercises in reducing the risk of heart diseases.The study was conducted on nearly 2800 people and yoga gave wide-ranging benefits and improved many metabolic indicators such as LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol, and blood pressure.Yoga's benefits on heart, both for prevention and cure of diseases, have been well-documented in earlier studies and have been corroborated by this study. We link here the original article published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Some references in this article itself…
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    Start Up Your Happiness

  • An Anti-Ageing Workout At FORM Pilates London Studio

    innavation
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    Does your exercise have anti-ageing, fat-burning, muscle toning, and energy surging benefits? According to FORM Studios launched earlier this year in the beautiful neighbourhood of Notting Hill, it should and it can. Looking at […]
  • Botanic Lab’s Juicy Secret

    innavation
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    When I first discovered ISOTONIC1 – a black drink featuring activated charcoal among its core ingredients – in my goodie bag following a super-energy-charged METcore class at FORM boutique studio […]
  • Gourmet Adventures At The Palomar Restaurant

    innavation
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Whether you are jumping on a plane or exploring your own neighbourhood, you are embarking on a journey. Luckily, with a big city like London you can go as far […]
  • Losing My FOMO To Yin Yoga at Paola’s BodyBarre

    innavation
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
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    From the early days of my Chelsea-living in London, I was smitten by the charm and elegant chic of Kings Road and its hidden gems – from The Phene pub with […]
 
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