This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.
"You know why we drill?" the Lt. Colonel said; "to establish a pattern." That brief story was told recently by Dr. Rodger Nishioka, keynote speaker at a conference that was all about establishing patterns.
Our favorite fashion-forward yogi.
Happy National Yoga Month!
I think that yogis are also relationship gurus. I guess I should let my boyfriend actually attest to that, but regardless, I think that if you practice yoga, you automatically become better at relationships. Don't believe me? Take a deep cleansing breath and read on.
Would you ever think that Courtney Love would be the inspiration for restructuring an entire office culture -- which included building a yoga studio in our new office? Well, she was, and this is what happened.
During an hour-long practice, I see a room full of people drop their outer facades and fall into the present moment. I see faces soften. I see shoulders relax. I see defenses fall away. It is hard to accurately describe what that looks like, but it is one of the most beautiful things in the world.
But given the current marketing tactics employed by the yoga industry (yes, there is actually a "Yoga Teacher Barbie"), it's unsurprising that women, and particularly those of a certain body type, are the ones who seem to be most at home in yoga studios.
Those of us on the path may be pursuing a state of peace, but we can often feel dour and uptight about the supposed differences between our party-loving friends and ourselves. This year, consider using the holidays as a way to not take such pursuits so seriously.
"Hey, uh... do you want to get coffee/have dinner/help me with my chaturanga privately?" Every yoga teacher we talked to
To be focused at a retreat or seclusion of an ashram is not how we live. Enlightment comes by using your yoga practice outside
The last thing a yogi wants to do is create stress -- or talk about it. But when we asked four top yoga teachers to tell
If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.
There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?