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yoga sutras

Why People Who Get On Your Nerves Can Be Your Greatest Teachers

Sometimes our most negative encounters can offer us great spiritual guidance. For instance, I once had a blow-out fight with a woman at a car rental...

Gabrielle Bernstein
June 10 2015

Just Because I'm Christian Doesn't Mean I Can't Practice Yoga

I am a Christian who practices, teaches and encourages others to do yoga. In the years since I began my practice, I have heard many times from the...

Jennifer Chisam
December 2 2014

Want To Deepen Your Practice? Try Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga was created by Sri. K. Patabhi Jois. It consists of six series, each containing its own sequence of asanas.

Smriti Kirubanandan
November 9 2014

10 Lessons I’ve Learned In My First Year As A Yoga Teacher

My first year of yoga brought fearful, awkward, and funny moments— here's what I learned.

Jenna Longoria
October 9 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

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

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

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