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August 1st, 2014

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No Self, No Problem

Whenever there is suffering in one’s life there is always a sense that someone—an unchanging, individual self—is......

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  • Teaching Yoga: Do Class Numbers Really Count?
    Teaching Yoga: Do Class Numbers Really Count?

    Author Cassandra Kish

    Here’s the scenario: You have spent hours putting together a new music playlist that has a great beat and gets a message across that is going to get your students thinking. The playlist has a snappy beat for Sun Salutations while offering music that makes the student delve into the past present or future for the remainder of class. You have arrived early, filled the room with candles and made sure everything is ready for a room full of students that you are going to lead through a practice that is sure to leave them changed for the better.
  • The Symmetry of Cycling and Yoga
    The Symmetry of Cycling and Yoga

    Author Heather Ivany

    The combination of yoga and sport is endless. Yoga for golfers, yoga for runners, yoga for cyclists....the list goes on! Some may view this as an exploitation of the history and sacredness of yoga. Others see the lines of yoga and life activities as not parallel or perpendicular but rather as one intricate matrix. Take for example the journey of biking. The experience of being on the bike is so much more than just a ride. It’s a pastime that has the potential to expand and create both social change and personal growth. It can transmute for many into a way of being.
  • Yoga and Me: A Poem
    Yoga and Me: A Poem

    Author Charu Agarwal

    When yoga first discovered meIt was a thing I did, to be healthy But over time, I was intrigued And realized, the waters run deep...
  • Meditation for Beginners
    Meditation for Beginners

    Author Vinaya Saunders

    “What is meditation?” is the first question I ask new students in my class. I get many answers. Sometimes people just say why they want to meditate. 
  • A 5-Minute Routine to Improve Your Posture
    A 5-Minute Routine to Improve Your Posture

    Author Dr. Robin Armstrong

    When we think of improving our posture we might think of holding the head high, or rooting evenly into our feet. Maybe we adjust the way we hold our pelvis or lift our chest to gain height. There is one area of our body that often gets neglected – our middle back or thoracic spine. Abused by hours of computer work or texting, our poor thoracic spine is an important part of spinal and full body mobility and when nurtured, can transform the way we hold our body.
  • Getting Started at a Yoga Studio: 3 Suggestions for New Teachers
    Getting Started at a Yoga Studio: 3 Suggestions for New Teachers

    Author Julian Walker

    Many new yoga teachers I talk to say that they have been frustrated when trying to get in the door at a yoga studio.  In this article, I will suggest an approach to this challenge at the beginning of your yoga career.
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Yoga Practice Alive in the Lazy Days of Summer
    5 Ways to Keep Your Yoga Practice Alive in the Lazy Days of Summer

    Author Michelle Mattern

    It's that beautiful time of year again. The fruit of a long winter and spring, from hard work and learning.  Time to honor yourself with sunshine and vacations as you slow down from work, school or both. Taking time for yourself and your family is essential, and that goes for all of us. Like my mom use to say: all work and no play makes jack/jill a dull boy/girl.   
  • 5 Elements That Make Any Yoga Class Great
    5 Elements That Make Any Yoga Class Great

    Author Victoria Lynn Schmidt

    While ultimately you make your class great by showing up on all levels and embracing whatever comes up in class, when you turn yourself over to a teacher you deserve to be cared for. These five elements that make a class great will empower you to fill in the blanks in a class that seems lacking, whether online or in person. 1. The first element is to have a clear message or theme.