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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has died in his home in Vlodrop, Holland his advisors announced Wednesday.  Last week, the founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement announced his retirement and… Read More→

Dow Jones Dharma Index

The word Sanskrit word dharma has many different interpretations.  It can be translated as the “law that governs the universe,” “individual obligation,” “the underlying order of nature,” and literally, “that… Read More→

In Awe of BRAINWAVE

A festival has just begun in New York City exploring how art, music, and meditation affect the brain.  The event, called BRAINWAVE, is an interesting fusion of sacred and modern… Read More→

Yoga Rage, An Oxymoron?

It’s still January, the season of the yoga rage. New explorers from all walks of life are trying out classes, and trying the dedicated practitioners’ patience. An article out of… Read More→

Yoga Day USA

Saturday January 26, 2008 is set for Yoga Day USA, an annual nationwide celebration designed to raise awareness about the physical benefits of yoga by offering free or reduced cost… Read More→

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve is always a time for reflection, introspection and celebration.  As I look back on this last year I am so grateful for all that I have accomplished… Read More→

Yoga for Veterans

The practice of Hatha yoga is widely known to have the benefits of initiating great mental and physical change. Yoga can bring a sense of calm and peace to our… Read More→

Yoga in Schools

A few years ago, I spent my Tuesday afternoons schlepping to an elementary school with my bag full of yoga mats.  I would enter the school cafeteria/gymnasium/auditorium full of chattering… Read More→

The Yoga of Laughing

I don’t know about you, but the holidays are often stressful times around my house.  With family spread out over three states, and two little girls with lists as long… Read More→

Yoga: Good for Your Heart

Practitioners of Hatha yoga have long praised the ability of the practice to calm the mind and heal the body.  The great teacher BKS Iyengar came to his teacher TKV… Read More→

How High Can Yoga Fly?

Ok, I know there are some pretty radical claims when it comes to yoga, take Book Three of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s for example. He speaks of the siddhis (states) that… Read More→

When Yoga Hurts

ashtanga yoga pose

Yoga is really popular, wouldn’t you agree? As with most things, along with soaring popularity comes a fair amount of skepticism and critique. A recent article in Time Magazine very… Read More→

Global Mala Recap

I am not often speechless. There are very few times in my life where in retrospect I am unable to weave words that adequately describe an experience into an entertaining… Read More→

Yogic Secrets to Holiday Bliss

Christmas yoga

The practice of yoga gives us valuable tools in managing the stress and anxiety through the holidays. Practicing meditation, pranayama, pratyahara, yoga poses and sakshi allows us to be calm, centered and… 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

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
- Shakti Gawain

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