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This month’s roundup includes a combination of interesting evolutions (Cannabis allowed in yoga studios! 98-year-old yogis!) with the ever disturbing updates on the Bikram Choudhury scandal.Our Sponsors Japa Mala BeadsBeautiful prayer… Read More→
For a system so steeped in tradition and history, yoga also takes particularly well to trends. From the latest styles to the craziest types of classes, practitioners consistently seek their… Read More→
This month’s roundup features some touchy topics: sexuality, freedom of expression, yoga pants, and the combination of all three.Our Sponsors Buddha PantsThe only yoga pant that packs into its pocket!… Read More→
Piano compositions predominate in this month’s collection of music for yoga—perhaps because slow and spacious piano has a strong affect on creating the introspection that autumn invokes. Whatever the reason, we… Read More→
Pain, unhappiness, criticism, and impatience are all common ills of an out-of-whack ego. The ancient yogis believed that ego, or Ahamkara, is the primary source of suffering. This Sanskrit term translates… Read More→
A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that the stress-reducing power of yoga and mindfulness can be a powerful tool in helping disadvantaged women cope with symptoms… Read More→
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You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it. Indeed, you cannot grasp it, just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket. If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To have running water you must let go of it and let it run.