According to a recent study, Kripalu yoga that incorporates spiritual and ethical guidelines (integrative yoga) may be more effective at decreasing anxiety-related symptoms than yoga taught without these principles (exercise-based… Read More→
A recent blog by Bhakti yoga experts Ed and Deb Shapiro contends that over-emphasis on the intellect in Western cultures inhibits spiritual growth. The Bhakti yoga tradition espouses the importance… Read More→
A recent article by NY Times science journalist William Broad claims that “a number of commonly taught yoga poses are inherently risky,” following on similar sensationalist claims in recent weeks…. Read More→
A recent study suggests that intensive and sustained meditation may boost the activity of telomerase, an enzyme responsible for telomere length and maintenance. Reductions in telomerase and telomere length have… Read More→
In a small victory won by yoga studios which offer classes resembling Bikram Choudhury’s trademarked 90-minute, 26-pose heated yoga flow, the US Copyright Office has determined that yoga poses and… Read More→
Several recently-published studies suggest yoga may improve quality of life and ease symptoms among menopausal and postmenopausal women. These studies follow on preliminary research and suggestions by yoga experts that… Read More→
Two recent Louisiana deaths from the ‘brain-eating amoeba’ Naegleria fowleri have been attributed to the usage of tap water for nasal irrigation employing neti pots. These follow on the 2010… Read More→
Interesting new research suggests that practicing mindfulness may be helpful in smoking cessation efforts. A recent study indicates that mindfulness alone (absent explicit instructions to stop or information about the… Read More→
Building on a wave of compelling new research suggesting meditation practice positively affects brain structure and function, researchers at Yale University have found meditation practice to reduce activity in brain… Read More→
While numerous reports have documented Christianity and yoga to prove uneasy bedfellows, a Seattle pastor has fanned the flames of debate by calling yoga “absolute paganism” that can lead to… Read More→
The issue of illegal immigration is a tendentious one, generating deep cultural and ideological schisms with enormous economic and personal impact. Enter yoga classes for migrants hoping to cross the… Read More→
Yoga Pants: By turns celebrated and maligned, this sartorial novelty is not without its share of press—and controversy! Fashion aficionados mourn the trend as excessively laid back and sloppy, while… Read More→
Women orgasming in yoga class; amidst recent headlines of bong-, wine-, and chocolate-toking yogis, to say nothing of the commonly-touted sexual benefits of westernized Tantra yoga, this may inspire yawns… Read More→
A recent article in UK’s Daily Mail claims that yoga’s benefits are limited to strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and balance. Several studies are cited suggesting that yoga, in comparison to… Read More→
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
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, but hope for the patience to win my freedom.