How does the physical practice of yoga, compared with meditation, affect your brain? In a recent fMRI study, researchers observed greater resting state functional connectivity (i.e., an index of brain… Read More→
Mindfulness programs are increasingly viewed as solutions to a host of workplace afflictions, from worker absenteeism to the perils of multitasking, impaired productivity and healthcare utilization/costs. While mindfulness has been… Read More→
The mindfulness revolution has risen to new heights in the United Kingdom, where the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG), an initiative designed to bring policy makers in dialogue with academics… Read More→
More sexual abuse allegations have surfaced for one of modern yoga’s gurus, the late Swami Satyananda, following earlier proven abuses of his disciple and head of his Australian mission, the… Read More→
Let’s face it: 2014 was a difficult year on the home front and internationally, marred by bloodshed, loss, disease, heightening economic disparities and heartbreaking racial tension and injustice. Feelings of… Read More→
In a world ravaged by prejudice, injustice and glaring economic disparities, what difference could yoga or meditation possibly make? While it may be tempting to lapse into hopelessness or apathy… Read More→
Think yoga teachers have it all figured out? Think again. While certain aspects of yoga may become easier for instructors, other challenges can arise, such as self-imposed expectations about what… Read More→
“Does meditation make things worse?” I typed into the Google search bar, curious about the enduring spate of unpleasantries that had emerged after attending my first meditation retreat. Post-retreat, I… Read More→
Have you ever wondered what the similarities and differences are between yoga and Buddhism? In the West, both can evoke assumptions about foreign and obscure Eastern spiritual traditions, perceived to be one and… Read More→
The unconscious is a hot topic lately, with scientific literature increasingly demonstrating the extent to which we are influenced by subconscious biases, prejudices, and orientations. Yet, long before Freud and… Read More→
Slate contributor Brian Palmer recently dubbed yoga “the new prayer: the risk-free, cost-free solution to all of your medical problems.” Scientific evidence to date, contends Palmer, is vastly outpaced by… Read More→
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
Go sweep out the chamber of your heart.
Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved.
When you depart out, He will enter it.
In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties.