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Nikki Myers
Yoga Service Interview Series: Nikki Myers
Rob: What emotionally connects you to give back the gift of yoga? More
John Tarrant
What do you do when faced with great difficulties and challenges? Zen teacher John Tarrant, Roshi, PhD, offers these seven guidelines for taking advantage of difficulties and surprises in life, and making the most of them.          Zen Student: “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we greet them?”         Teacher: “Welcome.” More
Hand Tai Chi
Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, created Hand Tai Chi to help people relieve the pain of arthritis and repetitive-stress injury. The added benefit? With practice, you’ll also experience the core principles of tai chi.  More
Beryl Bender Birch
Yoga Service Interview Series: Beryl Bender Birch
Rob: What changes occur during our asana, pranayama, or meditation practice that help us to get off our mats and "give back" to our communities the benefits we've received through the practice of yoga? More
U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan
Is mindfulness in education just a well-meaning, do-gooder, tree-hugger approach to teaching? U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan says no. It's proven to give children tools to help them cultivate inner resilience, and the unions that can make teaching those tools in public schools a widespread reality. More
As Eric Francis explains, spring is a perfect time of the year for a series of eclipses, as the energy is already rising up out of the ground. A time of idealism and optimism, it’s also a time to look where you want to be, to project your life in that direction, and make the most of it.  More
Tracee Stanley
If you feel heartbroken or disconnected from yourself, how do you find your way back to wholeness? First, you must learn to become still. How do you do that? As Tracee Stanley explains, you make the decision now to take your seat, close your eyes, be with yourself, and breathe. Once the door of healing has been opened, the restorative light comes in naturally. More
Throughout your own life, you may have asked: What is suffering? Zen teacher John Tarrant provides a straightforward perspective and offers 10 simple principles to help you navigate your way back out if you find yourself within the dark dungeon of suffering. The whole of the ancient, master teachings on suffering come down to this: Suffering is the notion “This isn’t it.” Freedom, waking up, and fearlessness come down to the simplicity of: “Wait a minute, what if this is it?” More
Your throat is contracting, your fists are clenching—but don’t deny your anger, says Polly Young-Eisendrath. Instead, learn to mine it for new ways to work with yourself and the people you love. More
The relationship between the mind and the body is a fundamental part of Dharma practice. As Anyen Rinpochefounder of the Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center, explains, reflecting on the mind-body connection through mindfulness and self-discernment can help ground you and reconnect you in your own practice—which we all can use from time to time. More

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