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→
Western medical scientific research is finding ways to prove that meditation results in physiological changes. Beyond smoothing the never-ending waves of emotion and reaction, it actually, physically, changes the structure… 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→
“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→
Can meditation help your brain process emotions even when you’re not meditating? Contemplative philosophies would posit “yes”; practice is undertaken in preparation for life, such that a more mindful orientation… 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
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.