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 Really The Facts

Two-Part Series (Part Two)—Read Part One here.Our Sponsors Yoga Teacher InsuranceIs your Yoga practice at risk? Get insurance coverage today for $129WACCES Yoga GearYoga mats, wheels, straps, towels and blocks… 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→

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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