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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Managing Stress With Yoga Buddies—Sangha

Managing Stress With Yoga Buddies—Sangha

The dangers of loneliness are real, but fortunately, the antidote can be found in the notion of sangha, the community of the faithful. In my case, my sangha is my yoga community.When I was a kid going to church, it was my friends at church—folks that were on...

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5 Clues You’re in the Wrong Yoga Class

5 Clues You’re in the Wrong Yoga Class

Have you ever regretted a yoga class? It's not a nice feeling. Here's some tips to help you avoid the "icks". 1. You feel out of placeThis one's a no-brainer. If the yoga teacher looks at you funny, or says something mean, like "Come back after you've lost weight",...

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28 Days of Sun Salutations

28 Days of Sun Salutations

During the month of February, I decided to do a crazy thing.  I've been watching some amazing folks doing fabulous poses on Instagram, so I wanted to get in on the fun.   I hope to keep it up all throughout February, but I'm realizing what a big...

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