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→

Pranayma Reported Causing Deaths

A recent article headline suggests that the widespread use of Kapalabhati pranayama (“skull-polishing breath”) in India—promoted by Swami Ramdev’s popular television campaigns and yoga camps—is dangerous and may lead to… Read More→

Mindfulness Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A recent randomized controlled trial published by the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that an 8-week, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course significantly reduced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms. MBSR is… Read More→

Yoga Moves Outdoors for the Summer

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As we move into summertime, the warm days naturally draw yogis around the country to practice yoga outdoors. While practicing yoga in nature is indisputably becoming more common, sunnier climes—from … Read More→

Yoga Helps Kids in School

Yoga programs for children continue to grow in popularity and number in yoga studios and in schools throughout the US. While most of the initial objections to teaching yoga in… Read More→

Yoga Helps Heal Bone Fractures

Indian researchers recently published a randomized controlled trial showing that a yoga-based program reduced the healing time of extra-articular (situated or occurring outside a joint) fractures. While improved fracture healing… Read More→

Yoga for Weight Loss?

Yoga for weight loss: it’s the latest fad on the American yoga scene, where we’ve grown accustomed to such diverse offerings as yoga paired with chocolate, wine, and even pets…. Read More→

Yoga Calms Irregular Heartbeats

A prospective study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting found that three months of twice-weekly, 90-minute yoga classes improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and… Read More→

Laughter Yoga Helps Your Heart

Laughter and humor have been correlated to beneficial health outcomes, and research tells us the benefits of yoga are no less impactful. Both laughter and yoga have independently been shown… Read More→

The Army Starts to Om

As part of an overhaul to Army physical fitness training, yoga is being incorporated into new training protocols intended to minimize injury and optimize physical performance, endurance, and recovery time… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

In truth, it matters les what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.
- Donna Farhi


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