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In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste takes a look at some of the reasons you might explore to decide whether yoga with weights is right for you. You Haven’t Studied Yoga More
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The Place Where Eastern and Western Thought Meet
Mark Epstein reveals why the standard therapeutic approach of going more deeply into your problems can lead to a kind of sober honesty and humility, while adding a mindfulness practice will help you connect to your spirit, move away from your problems, and understand your authentic self—all necessary for healing and recovery. More
Sharon Salzberg
Many of us are taught to see nonaggression as passivity, weakness, or delusional. But compassion, according to Sharon Salzberg, does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Compassion, instead, is a potent tool for transformation. More
Robert Moss
The Shaman's Diagnosis of Our Existential Complaints
Are you feeling exhausted, lethargic, or disconnected from life? According to ancient shamans, these are common symptoms of soul loss. Robert Moss identifies five types of soul loss and points the way to soul recovery. More
Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth reminds us to give thanks to the body we’re in right now. People usually come to my workshops because they want to lose weight. They want to stop suffering. They want to be happy. I talk to them about trusting themselves and about listening to their bodies. Once you do that, I say, everything—your relationship with food, yourself, your body—tends to fall into place.

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Mercury Direct, Nessus & Your Cue to Be One
This month, the sky starts to open up and the energy flows more freely. Mercury stations direct on August 8. And since it's been retrograde since July 14, says Eric Francis, we can all breathe a little bit easier for a stretch. It’s also a great time to tackle big projects. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see August 2012: Mercury Direct, Nessus, & Your Cue to Be One. More
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind
In a life-threatening moment, Cyndi Lee's yoga practices came to her rescue. More
Peter Sterios didn’t think there was much beyond family, school, and competitive sports when he stumbled upon his first yoga class. His discovery? Yoga finds you right where you are, no previous enlightening experiences required. More
Traci Childress
After travelling to study Iyengar Yoga in Pune, India, Omega’s Being Yoga Conference lead developer, Traci Childress, discovered that yoga’s roots are ultimately deep within each of us. I drag my suitcase through the Mumbai airport, surprised at the ease with which I negotiate the crowded hall. When I arrived in India a month ago, the crowds made me breathless. Despite the fact that it’s not yet sunrise, the air in the building is thick with heat and humidity held over from the days prior. More
Boomer Yoga
Taking Charge of Change
When Beryl Bender Birch received a serious medical diagnosis, she was in denial. “I’m Beryl Bender Birch, I don’t do ‘hip replacements,’ much less osteoarthritis,” she said. Then an “aha” moment led her back to the practices that would help her heal. More

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