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yoga philosophy

Shift Happens

It is perfectly ok to admit—out loud, even—that everything is not OK.

Daniel Scott
July 12 2012

It's Either Me or Yoga!

What do you do if you are married to someone or in a relationship where the other person is at odds with your practice, your rituals and/or your...

Heather Morton
July 6 2012

Treating the Pose & Not the Person?

Our traditional medicine is great for infections and broken bones. It's not working for most things that are bringing people pain and suffering today,...

Michael Taylor
July 2 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...

Marina Chetner
June 29 2012

Wildfire, Tapas, and the Pain of Transformation

If you live in the American southwest, or any other tinder-dry area of the world, you understand that there is always an unrelenting and ghostlike...

Jill Lawson
June 28 2012

8 Amazing Yogic Quotations and Reflections

As a self-confessed quote-aholic I am continuously inspired by quotes by great leaders, thinkers, and spiritual teachers.

Noelle Beaugureau
June 28 2012

The Power of Turning Inward

Inspiration felicitously reveals itself in an excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay

Nicole Newman
June 12 2012

10 Must-Read Books for Yogis

While there are many powerful and well-circulated ‘yoga books’ that get used and reused for teacher trainings and programs, as well as self-knowledge,...

Derek Beres
June 8 2012

Yoga Helped Me Love Myself, Just As I Am

Recently I went on a trip to the beach where my family has had a modest time-share since before I was born. The ocean is beyond therapeutic for me,...

Dani Marie Robinson
June 7 2012

The Push-Ups of Yoga

“Even if you start doing push-ups it will not help," said Yogacharya Venkatesha to a student struggling with an arm posture.

Heather Morton
June 4 2012

Why We Should All Remain Yoga Beginners

BKS Iyengar, one of the great masters of yoga, says he is a student, a teacher, a philosopher and an artist, but above all he is a beginner.

Heather Morton
June 1 2012

5 Ways Honesty Can Make You Happy

It's a spiritual truth that true happiness requires honest self-reflection. The more honest you are with yourself, the greater happiness you will...

Silvia Mordini
May 31 2012

What Does Ahimsa Really Mean?

Ahimsa is commonly translated to mean non-harming or non-violence, sometimes even compassion, both towards oneself and towards others. However, as I...

Gabriella Horowitz
May 29 2012