Yoga

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

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Gift of Inner Listening

By bringing yoga to hearing-impaired students, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools teacher Genoveva Calvo Rey is helping them listen to the voice within. “It can be scary to ask a Deaf person to close their eyes, but it’s also an opportunity to practice pratyahara, or going inward,” says Genoveva, who teaches yoga at the Learning […]

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Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

They say the first step is the hardest one. When you’re an absolute beginner peering into a yoga studio, it’s not unusual to be intimidated by the contortions some people’s bodies are capable of—but it’s a myth that you need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat. On the […]

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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

I Don’t Wanna Do Yoga: Finding Your Way Around Resistance

When I was in my early 20s, a therapist told me I was very resistant—fighting suggestions, arguing insights, ignoring assignments. She was right, so I, of course, wanted to yell, “No, I’m not!” I’m not sure my resistance has diminished over the years, but I have gotten (slightly) better at working around it, like a […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Practices to Bring Light Into Your Winter

by Bess Hochstein There’s an annual ritual in our household. When the days get shorter, my husband plugs in a special lamp that simulates sunlight. Prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), he finds that a half hour under the lamp, at sunrise and sunset, helps regulate his moods as daylight wanes. Even without a diagnosis […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Is Practicing Yoga Selfish?

By Jennifer Lang Recently, I was faced with a choice: to teach or cancel my Sunday-morning yoga class? To attend my once-a-week vinyasa class later in the day or forgo it? My 14-year-old daughter was in the hospital, scheduled for reconstructive foot surgery sometime that day. Shouldn’t I be by her bedside? My husband and […]

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Posted on October 29th, 2014 by in Yoga

A Healing Journey with Yoga

An excerpt from Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness In 1991, after I had been practicing yoga for two years, my colitis flared up. My doctor had told me that colitis comes back at intervals and that everyone has […]

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Posted on October 25th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson The word yoga, for most of us, conjures up an image of a room full of people in intricate poses. That might be a valid picture, but it’s not the whole picture. In fact, hatha yoga (the yoga of asana, or postures) is only one of the limbs of Raja Yoga, […]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Chair Yoga for Well-Being

by Lakshmi Voelker Combining chair yoga and acupressure can relieve irritability, anxiety, fatigue, indigestion, and depression, as well as tension in the neck, back, and shoulders. It can also alleviate many of the discomforts associated with menstruation and menopause. Here are three simple, grounding practices to try. To relieve neck, back, and shoulder tension: Sit […]

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