School Yoga Ruled Not Religious

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Yoga does not constitute a religious practice as it is taught in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD), ruled California Judge John Meyer. Although Judge Meyer acknowledged yoga’s roots as… Read More→

Fifty Shades: Body as Temple

Can embodiment be liberated from its strong cultural and historical associations with bondage, and honored as sacred unto itself? Most yogic lineages—as well as western philosophies—view life, embodiment, and the… Read More→

Intelligence and the Body-Mind

Does listening to your body facilitate addictive behaviors? Blogging last week in Part 1, we disputed yoga instructor Maya Georg’s contention to this effect. Some research actually suggests the body,… Read More→

Is Your Body Untrustworthy?

What does it mean to “listen to your body?” Irritated by the perceived glut of platitudes spouted by yoga instructors, a recent blog by instructor Maya Georg targets this as… Read More→

Releasing What No Longer Serves

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Do you experience “negative, unwanted thoughts” that may hinder your New Year’s resolutions? A new study in the journal, Psychological Science, suggests that writing down such thoughts, and subsequently discarding… Read More→

Broadening Yoga’s Reach

As discussed in Part One, despite traditional yoga’s humble origins, transnational yoga culture often appeals to the comparatively affluent. In perspective, yoga is not alone in its lagged adoption among… Read More→

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