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yoga sutras

"I'm Not Skinny Enough" & Other Yoga Myths, Debunked

As a yoga teacher I often hear, “I could never do yoga, I can’t touch my toes.”

Suki Eleuterio
October 1 2014

What I Learned from Stage II Melanoma

When I got diagnosed with a stage II melanoma, I was taken aback by a mixture of feelings. The first question was why me? 

Karen Mozes
December 15 2012

4 Causes of Suffering in Our Lives

The amazing thing about the universal teachings in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is that the 196 threads (sutras) pertain primarily to the mind.

Lisa Mitchell
December 3 2012

The Diet of a Modern Yogi: 3-Part Checklist

Imagine you just ate sugar, rich dairy, or (GASP!) processed foods before a yoga class. Or how about a large coffee and a muffin before a class with...

Karen Sherwood
November 16 2012

Do Material Objects Control You? 6 Ways to Know

Yoga emphasizes a focus on things that cannot be lost, such as putting positive intentions and actions into the world. Yet even yogis get caught in...

Lisa Mitchell
October 22 2012

Are Your Attachments Causing You Pleasure or Pain?

Pleasure or Pain? If you've ever studied the Yoga Sutras of Pantajli, this question continues to arise. The path of a yogi is learning to break our...

Joan Hyman
October 13 2012

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

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

Kindness Is King

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

Jennifer Pastiloff
September 21 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

6 Ways to Be a Superb Sub

For a new yoga teacher, subbing can be a great way to gain experience, meet new students, and establish a relationship with a studio. But let’s face...

Alexis Marbach
August 21 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

The 3 Keys to Changing Your Habits

A lot of times, people want to change; they want to form new habits, to break certain old ones. They sincerely wish to have a certain discipline in...

Om Swami
August 3 2012

A Yogic Lesson in Contentment

In the yoga classes I taught last week, I talked about the niyama (ethical observance) of santosha (contentment). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali tell us...

Tracey Narayani Glover
July 30 2012

The Yogic Practice of Observing Silence

The term for observing silence is mauna in Sanskrit. Various yogic and tantric texts lay great importance on observing silence. The talkative nature...

Om Swami
July 23 2012

6 Yogic Virtues That Help Us Go with the Flow

I drank the kool-aid. I am a full on yoga addict. I refer to something beyond the joy of bending and folding, something other than stretching and...

Dani Marie Robinson
July 19 2012

Yoga, Yamas & Vegetarianism

"No true or lasting happiness can come from causing unhappiness to others. No true or lasting freedom can come from depriving others from their...

Lisa Mitchell
July 16 2012