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Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by in Yoga

On the Mat and Out of Your Comfort Zone: The Benefits of Practicing Advanced Asana

by Yoganand Michael Carroll Yoga teaches that each time we do yet another Downward Dog, or Warrior I, or Triangle, our presence in and awareness of the moment make it all new again. So what do we gain when we move out of those familiar postures and experiment with asanas in which we don’t feel […]

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Posted on May 18th, 2015 by in Outside Our Walls, Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

Why Yoga Research Matters: Enhancing Impact for Adolescents and Society

by Sat Bir S. Khalsa Yoga is everywhere. The latest Yoga Journal survey shows that 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, and another 104 million are interested in the practice. Five national airports provide a dedicated yoga room. The use of yoga, meditation, and deep breathing as complementary therapies, as an adjunct to allopathic medicine, is […]

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Posted on May 13th, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

My First Time on the Mat

by Reyna Eisenstark A few years ago, a yoga studio came to my town and changed my life forever. This is totally true, but it wasn’t obvious to me at first. As with many important decisions in life, it came to me almost accidentally. For months, I took a weekly Pilates class at the studio, […]

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Posted on May 11th, 2015 by in Yoga

Inner Peace, Off the Ground: Yoga in the Air and on the Water

On a good day during my friend Dara’s cancer struggle, I took her to my favorite yoga class. Though she had some yoga background, it was on the advanced side, and I was concerned she might exhaust herself. When the teacher announced that we’d be practicing Forearm Stand—an inversion I’ve never been able to do […]

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Posted on May 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding It, Losing It: Peaks and Valleys on the Path of Yoga

by Danna Faulds Recently, I had one of those blissful yoga practices in which I found the sweet spot between effort and ease. My breath flowed evenly as I moved from pose to pose, and a current of energy seemed to carry me from start to finish. I felt so alive at the end, buoyant, […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

When to Trust the Still, Small Voice of Intuition

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are times when we simply “know,” when our insights feel bigger than us and point us in a particular direction. We might label it intuition or a direct line to the higher self. Keyed in to this frequency, we boldly embark on the new career, launch into the relationship, or paint […]

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Posted on April 27th, 2015 by in Yoga

Sharing Yoga, the Language of Love

by Rina Jakubowicz No matter the language we speak, communication is an art. Speaking someone’s language doesn’t mean you can understand or be understood by them. Just think of how much miscommunication happens in your own family. We must be willing to listen and to choose our words carefully in order to best serve one […]

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Posted on April 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Why Yoga and Mindfulness Work

by Bo Forbes Beyond its appeal as a form of physical exercise, yoga has tremendous potential; it enhances our emotional well-being. When we feel anxious or depressed, it’s tempting to view our emotional difficulties as proof that we’re unstable. I frequently hear people say, “I don’t have what it takes to be happy,” “I’ve been […]

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