Yoga

Here, find insights, teachings, and explorations into all things yoga.

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Embracing Beginner’s Mind

by Janet Arnold-Grych One of my favorite stories about yogic luminary B.K.S. Iyengar is that, decades into teaching and practicing, he continued to tell his students that he hadn’t yet perfected Mountain pose. Mountain pose, for a man who did headstands into his 80s, was probably not physically challenging. But Iyengar knew that asserting mastery [...]

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Posted on April 16th, 2014 by in Yoga

Trusting the Wisdom of Yoga

“When the mind is steady, we can see a little truth. When the mind is disturbed, we can’t see anything. Growth allows a portion of the mind to remain an objective witness even in the face of disturbance. This witness is always there, if one can keep a wakeful attitude.” —Swami Kripalu One of the [...]

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Posted on April 14th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Yoga in Schools Isn’t Just for Kids: How Teachers Benefit

By Jane Rosen Two years before the end of my 36-year career as an educator, I started practicing yoga and sharing it with my fourth-grade class. In those two years, I saw the profound effects of yoga on my students’ learning, the emotional climate of my classroom, my interactions with students, my satisfaction with teaching, [...]

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Posted on April 9th, 2014 by in Medical Insights, Yoga

Yoga for Your Health

Many of us have experienced the immediate results of practicing yoga: less stress and a sense of calm. But what you might not know is that regular practice could yield long-term heath benefits. Research from the National Institute of Health (NIH) suggests that practicing yoga, along with regular exercise, can help relieve back pain, high [...]

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Posted on April 7th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

10 Tips for Finding Balance in Your Yoga Practice

by Sarajean Rudman Does this sound familiar? The alarm clock rings, and you hit the ground running. You speed through a frenetic morning routine, and on to your rushed commute. At work, you just make it to your first meeting, and then you skip lunch to meet a deadline. Finally, at the end of your work [...]

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Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

The Yoga of Showing Up

by Elizabeth Shepardson Positive and healthy relationships among students and teachers in a classroom play an integral role in the level of success in the academic arena. Teachers are obligated to prepare students for the real world, and provide them with opportunities to learn and master 21st-century skills to help them achieve their dreams. As [...]

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Posted on April 1st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Five Steps for Taking Yoga off the Mat

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve probably had this experience: You’re holding a pose and the tension is more than you can take. Your muscles are reaching their pain and stamina threshold, but the instructor reminds you to breathe into the sensation. And, when you do, you notice that you can tolerate the [...]

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Posted on March 25th, 2014 by in Yoga

My Long Love Affair with Kripalu Yoga

by Danna Faulds Looking back, it’s not surprising that my first encounter with Kripalu Yoga was so impactful. I was in the midst of a difficult divorce and grappling with anorexia. In other words, I was ripe for transformation. What does surprise me is that 30 years later, Kripalu Yoga is still as relevant to [...]

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Posted on March 22nd, 2014 by in Yoga

A Different Kind of Vision: Seeing the Practice from the Inside

by Jennifer Lang Over the past two decades, I’ve taken yoga classes in some far-flung places—Berlin, Lausanne, a tiny village in southern Thailand—as well as in Los Angeles, New York City, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. While every class was special in its own way, it was a Sunday morning vinyasa flow class in Philadelphia [...]

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Posted on March 19th, 2014 by in Nutrition, Yoga

Making Each Meal Count: Guidelines for Good Nutrition

By Tiffany Cruikshank Because every person is so unique, I don’t advocate one specific diet. Instead, I advise a diet of whole foods with plenty of variety. I do highly recommend eating small meals every three to four hours to stoke the metabolic fire while not overloading the digestive system. Usually the hardest part is [...]

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