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In ancient and pre-industrial societies, breath and breathing have played a very important role in cosmology, mythology, and philosophy, as well as an important tool in ritual and spiritual practice. Various breathing techniques have been used since time immemorial for religious and healing purposes. More
The Body-Mind Connection
The number of soldiers and veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress are alarmingly high. As it is, the health-care system is not able to help enough of those who need healing now. So what can be done? Yoga can help. Retreats and yoga classes for veterans and their families are springing up nationwide. Programs that train veterans and yoga teachers in sharing yoga with veterans exist in surprising numbers. And for good reason. More
The Song You Came to Sing by Tama Kieves
When you feel called to pursue your dreams, is it your ego or your integrity calling? You belong in the life of your dreams, says Tama Kieves, bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love. If you long to discover and thrive in the work that you were meant to do, you must first accept what it means to be called. More
The Conversations No One Dreams of Having
For most survivors, cancer is a long, painful battle—not just for those who have cancer, but for loved ones too. Cancer survivor and comedian Scott Burton describes the challenges (and surprising moments too) of dealing with cancer while he and his wife were raising three children. More
Tari Prinster
Yoga Service Interview Series: Tari Prinster
Rob: What emotionally motivates you to give back the gift of yoga? More
Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Jai Dev Singh
How can you tell the difference between a sore throat that signals an infection and one that indicates an energetic block? Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Jai Dev Singh explain how to identify and treat physical, mental, and spiritual symptoms by combining the sciences of Ayurveda and Kundalini Yoga.  More
When I teach about time, I begin each group by asking, “Do you have enough time in your everyday life?” Invariably only a few hands rise, frequently only those who have already retired though often when asked how they feel about having this time, there’s an expression of anxiety, guilt, or sadness. In today’s culture we’re defined by what we do and how productive we are. Stripped of this we can feel lost and purposeless. We’ve become human doings instead of human beings. Regaining our joy and purpose in life requires a new relationship with time. More
Enjoy Your Food and Improve Your Health by Eating Mindfully
Reawaken your sense of pleasure and satisfaction at mealtime by trying one of the primary practices of mindfulness: slow down and pay attention. Jan Chozen-Bays, a pediatrician and Zen teacher, explains exactly how to do this. Try one of these strategies with your next meal. In America we eat very quickly. Foreigners visiting early American taverns recorded their astonishment at how quickly food was eaten. The technique was dubbed “the three G’s” for “gobble, gulp, and go.” More
7 Yoga Teachers Weigh in On the Yogic Diet
Traditionally, yogis consumed sattvic foods that nourish the body and support a peaceful state, enabling the practitioner to function at maximum potential. Sattvic foods include nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and legumes. Yogis were encouraged to stay away from rajasic foods that heat up the body, such as coffee and chocolate, and tamasic foods that are heavy, such as alcohol and preserved foods. Many yogis also included the yogic principle of ahimsa (nonviolence/noninjury) in their dietetic choices, by choosing to be vegan or vegetarian. More

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