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8 Limbs of Yoga: A Brief Overview

It's no secret that yoga has exploded here in the West. Where I live in Santa Monica there are more yoga studios than Starbucks! Every day, all times...

Travis Eliot
October 8 2012

The T-Mobile Induced Aneurism and the Yoga That Relieved It

I am not going to lie – there are certain companies’ customer service centers that get under my skin. T-Mobile being top of the list. This acceptance...

Lauren Imparato
October 5 2012

How to Bring Yogic Principles Into Your Workplace

When I was an associate at a large law firm, a partner once threw a BlackBerry at me. Yes, a BlackBerry, accompanied by a screaming fit insisting I...

Suzanne Truchard
October 4 2012

What Does Yoga Teacher Training Really Entail?

Not too long ago I was asking this very question. I’d experienced some amazing teachers, many while under various bouts of stress in college, while...

Dani Marie Robinson
September 24 2012

10 Reasons to Practice Shoulderstand Every Day

Shoulderstand (sarvangasana) is often referred to as the “queen of all yoga postures,” with Headstand being deemed the “King.” The many benefits of...

Lisa Mitchell
September 21 2012

Go to the Head Of the (Yoga) Class!

I arrived early to a yoga class on my college campus the other day, a 43-year-old among 19 and 20-year-olds who trickled in slowly and set up their...

Mary Beth Harral
September 21 2012

Kindness Is King

I have had so much kindness displayed to me in my life.

Jennifer Pastiloff
September 21 2012

Practicing Contentment

A few years ago, in one of my yoga classes, my teacher introduced to me the Sanskrit word Santosha, meaning contentment. At the time I didn't know...

Kelsi Kimball
September 14 2012

10 Tips to Manage the Ups and Downs of Life

Some days you’re up. You’re in tune with the universe, your life is flowing, and the present moment makes sense. And other days you’re down. You might...

Myk Likhov
September 12 2012

7 Laws to Live Your Yoga

World-renowned author, Deepak Chopra, proclaims that by following these seven laws, we can attain vitality, joy, and enthusiasm for life. These laws...

Lisa Mitchell
September 5 2012

5 Steps to Deepening Your Yoga Practice

Whether you’ve alway wanted to master advanced arm balances and inversions or if you’re looking to simply get deeper emotional and spiritual rewards...

Dulma Altan
August 24 2012

3 Steps to Being a Yogi

Those of us who’ve fallen in love with yoga know how it begins to consume our thoughts and our world. And, in the beginning, it can be hard to know...

Alanna Kaivalya
August 23 2012

6 Helpful Reminders for Yoga Skeptics

I love yoga. Hard core. I’m a believer. Yoga has shown me the way and I’m now living it. I have zero desire to go back to the time when yoga had no...

Dani Marie Robinson
August 22 2012

Yoga's 9 Drishtis: What You Need to Know

Many of us have heard our yoga teacher say, “Find your drishti. Fix your gaze.” But did you know you had as many as nine options? Chances are that...

Elizabeth Rowan
August 21 2012

The Yogic Diet: 10 Foods to Enjoy & Avoid

“And he knew that food was Brahman. From food all beings are born. By food they live and into food they return”. – Upanishad 3.2

Lisa Mitchell
August 20 2012

Yoga as an Olympic Sport?

Why are we so afraid of sharing yoga? Your practice is your practice – if one sees yoga as a sport, why are so many others opposed to encouraging this...

Marina Chetner
August 10 2012

10 Ways to Practice Yoga (in Life) Without Practicing Yoga (on a Mat)

My husband practices yoga, but he doesn't realize it. While on our honeymoon in Bali, I dragged my husband to a yoga class, and let's just say it...

Roxy Bargoz
August 9 2012

Yoga & Crossfit: A Perfect Pair?

The first two limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali are the fundamental ethical precepts called the Yamas and the Niyamas. These can also be looked...

Rachel Pinkstone-Marx
August 8 2012