White Lama by Douglas Veenhof

Theos Bernard was an aspiring yogi in the 1930’s who’s enthusiasm and zeal for yoga lead him to seek out the yoga masters and tantric practitioners in India and Tibet…. Read More→

Yoga Asana Championships?

The concept of yoga as a sport is a controversial one, with outspoken proponents of Bikram yoga pushing for yoga to be recognized at the level of the Olympic Games. … Read More→

Yoga Reduces Smoking Cravings

A recent study found that a single 30-minute session of hatha yoga reduced cravings to smoke among daily smokers. This may come as little surprise to yoga practitioners; anecdotally, many… Read More→

The Third Chakra: Power

Manipura, "lustrous gem," the third chakra

Manipura, meaning “lustrous gem,” is the third chakra and is located at the solar plexus (between belly button and bottom of rib cage). It is symbolized by the color yellow… Read More→

NYC Bikram Studio Loses Yoga War

When Bikram Yoga Manhattan sent out their newsletter last week announcing studio closure of their Penn Station location, owner and director Raffael Pacitti lambasted nearby studios Yoga to the People… Read More→

Yoga Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

A new study by researchers at Canada’s York University suggests that yoga may reduce pain and restore healthier cortisol levels among women suffering from Fibromyalgia, whose levels are commonly depleted… Read More→

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