Facial Yoga: Anti-Aging?

Could facial yoga actually stimulate anti-aging properties? A recent ABC article stirs up the age-old practice of facial exercises to reduce aging, framed in 21st century packaging: Facial Yoga. Proponents… Read More→

Music in Yoga Class?

Is music beneficial to the practice of yoga, or is it simply a distraction? In Part 1, we discussed how the tantric traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Rajanaka view externalities… Read More→

Yoga May Benefit Those With Autism

A recent study suggests yoga may be effective in improving classroom behaviors among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism is a developmental disability arising due to neurological disorder that… Read More→

Do Alternative Medicine Therapies Work?

According to a 2007 survey, about one in four Americans use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), which includes yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and integrative medicine. Practices enjoying increases were deep breathing,… Read More→

"Oh, Are You a Yogi?"

Uttered by a well-intentioned classmate upon hearing of my involvement in yoga research, these words generated a cascade of internal dialogue. In this time and place, what does it mean… Read More→

The Globalization of Yoga

Globalization: A term so widely used as to be virtually meaningless, it nonetheless captures the process by which modern yoga has spread, from east to west and back again. Today… Read More→

Paradoxes of Yogaspeak

Why do yoga instructors sometimes make seemingly paradoxical statements? As a student of yoga, it’s hard not to observe when your instructor says one thing, followed by a statement with… Read More→

Yoga for Weight Loss? The Latest

Several blogs recently cued the yoga blogosphere’s perennial debate: yoga for weight loss. Yet while a vocal minority of yoga practitioners do lose weight, does this represent everyone’s experience? Is… Read More→

Yoga As Battleground

Two-Part Series (Part Two)Why does disillusionment sometimes occur after immersion in yogic practices, and why does it send many of us running for shelter from our once-beloved practice? The answer… Read More→

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