How I Quit Smoking

How I Quit Smoking

The way I quit smoking was through the use of pranayama (see my recent post on that.) I had been studying yoga seriously for about a year.  My band Ira Gobu was going on the road, so we bought a juicer and brought it along. We had heard of the benefits of...

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How Yoga Transforms Your Body

How Yoga Transforms Your Body

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on...

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Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image

There is a new book that came out recently that I think you'll want to have a look at--it's called Yoga and Body Image.  This is a powerful subject, and I'm delighted people are talking about it.  I've been teaching Yoga for over 35 years, and as I got...

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Yoga for Empowerment

Yoga for Empowerment

In the April 2014 interview with Glamour magazine, Lena Dunham--of Girls fame-- said some great stuff.  When editor Sheila Heti mentions that Lena has become " a sort of icon for body acceptance",  Lena responds "My body is just a big neon sign broadcasting to the...

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