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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

5 Life Lessons From Olympians

The Olympics have come, and soon they will be gone. And although the sweat, joy, and body glitter (thank you gymnastics!) may fade, the glory will...

Jo Beth Richards
August 10 2012

Use Your Mind to Create Endless Possibilities

This past July, my three brothers completed an Ironman Triathlon, which consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, ending with a...

Ashley Rau
August 8 2012

3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Golf Game

In a major tournament, Jack Nicklaus was putting for the lead when a dog ran onto the green. Jack proceeded to sink the putt. Later, when asked if the...

Daina Wasserstrom
August 7 2012

Why All Olympians Are Yogis

Like many Americans – I get excited to watch the Olympics. I laugh, I cry, my heart pounds! I find myself looking at these athletes and being inspired...

Jenniferlyn Chiemingo
August 1 2012

Can You Commit Like an Olympian?

Between the summer games and the winter games, we experience the Olympics every two years. And, in spite of that frequency, they continue to inspire...

Raquel W. Jadeja
August 1 2012

Olympians Ditching Gluten

If you're experiencing any sort of digestive issues or you're simply not feeling that great, you might want to consider ditching gluten. I've written...

Jason Wachob
July 31 2012

5 Ways Tennis and Ashtanga Yoga Are the Same

It's prime tennis season, and I am a huge tennis fanatic. I can spend hours watching these elite athletes go head to head, and have often been found...

Alana Kessler
July 5 2012

Yoga as a Sport & The Olympic Games

"A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to...

Marina Chetner
June 29 2012

When Purpose Aligns with Faith

"When purpose aligns with faith, there can be no failure and all needs will be met - because the universe is infinitely abundant."

June 29 2012

Why Yoga Will Never Be An Olympic Sport

The Olympic Games are only a little more than a month away, and I’m not even going to try to pretend that I’m not completely and utterly stoked. I’ve...

Blair Atkins
June 23 2012

3 Anti-Injury Yoga Poses for Cyclists

Any repetitive movement has the propensity to create injuries. In the more than ten years of coaching, fitting people to bikes and guiding luxury...

Jacob Young
June 19 2012

10 Off-Season Asanas for Hockey Players

The 3-month gap between the Stanley Cup final and pre-season beginnings can leave a puck sized void in the hearts of hockey enthusiasts everywhere....

Lauren Rudick
June 13 2012

Why You Need to Read 'Finding Ultra' by Rich Roll

Even if you aren’t dreaming of completing an endurance race, you’ll still be blown away by Rich Roll’s account of his transformation from an...

Colleen Wachob
May 24 2012

Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

Just the other day I was having dinner with an old swimming buddy of mine, Mark Henderson, a former world record holder and Olympic Gold Medalist in...

Rich Roll
May 15 2012

Why I Heart Yoga Dudes (And You Should, Too)

I have a soft spot for all the dudes out there who practice yoga! Truth be told, most women do. The balance of yin/yang, shiva/shakti in a class as...

Silvia Mordini
April 24 2012

Before & After: Rich Roll's Plant-Based Diet

Don't think a plant-based diet can make an observable difference in your health and appearance? Check out my friend, Rich Roll!

Jason Wachob
April 10 2012

Dwyane Wade: Yoga & Juice Make Me Better

LeBron James said yoga was the secret to his endurance and now his teammate, NBA star Dwyane Wade is hitting the mat!

Jason Wachob
March 20 2012

How Yoga Can Make You a Better Athlete

Nearly 20 million Americans practice yoga for almost as many reasons, but primarily most hope to improve health, become stronger, and feel happier....

Rita Trieger
March 14 2012

Should Yoga Be an Olympic Sport?

There's been some talk today about the possibility of yoga becoming an Olympic sport in 2016... or at least some lobbying for it from USA Yoga.

March 1 2012