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Is Yoga at a Turning Point?

posted by Charlotte Bell on October 28, 2013 |

turning pointIs Western Yoga at a Turning Point? Joseph Goldstein sometimes recounts his meditation adventures in his dharma talks. In one particular talk, he spoke of a time when he was sitting in meditation and rather enjoying a long thinking jag. In the midst of being thoroughly absorbed in thoughts and reveries, he remembered where he was and what he’d intended to be doing. This prompted him to give himself, as

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Blogging Yoga Teacher Training: Every Day is a Good Day

posted by Sarah Kramer on October 21, 2013 |

yoga teacher trainingBlogging Yoga Teacher Training: Every Day is a Good Day It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in Salt Lake City and a small group of women are gathering gingerly in a pebbled courtyard. We smile at each other, almost nervously. We’re playing guessing games in our head: What’s her story? Is she here for the hour-long Yoga Basics class? Or something more? We notice who holds bags that might contain books

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Gomukhasana: Facing the Cow

posted by Charlotte Bell on October 14, 2013 |

gomukhasanaGomukhasana: Facing the Cow It’s common knowledge that cows hold sacred status in India. To ancient nomadic and farmers, cows represented wealth, nourishment and nurturance. While they are valued for their milk that yields staples of the Indian diet—ghee, yogurt and cheese—cows are not slaughtered for their flesh. Only when a cow dies of old age can her hide be made into shoes. In Hindu mythology, Nandi the bull is

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In Gratitude

posted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on October 14, 2013 |

gratitudeIn Gratitude The wind thanks you, unfurling over the worn horizon so it can billow into night. The stars too, whether talismans of light dying or just being born, behind the small birds arriving or staying behind, who balance gratefully on thin branches of the coming winter. The squirrel in the field, the hidden fox, the mammals under and over ground, find a way out of no way. The world

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Cheap Yoga Deals: How Does the Yoga Community Benefit from Them?

posted by Charlotte Bell on October 10, 2013 |

yoga dealsCheap Yoga Deals:  How Does the Yoga Community Benefit from Them? Everybody loves a deal—everybody. That includes me. I can easily be sucked into buying something I don’t need just because it’s deeply discounted. Who knows? I might actually need that discounted thing someday. Might as well get it now while it’s such a great price! About four years ago, the internet exploded with deals. Sites such as Groupon and

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What are the Real Benefits of Yoga?

posted by Charlotte Bell on October 8, 2013 |

benefits of yogaBenefits of Yoga:  Strength, Flexibility and Much More Last July, I passed my 27th year of teaching public yoga classes. Over the years, countless people have asked me what benefits my students feel when they practice asana. A quick Google search on the benefits of yoga (i.e., asana) yields an astounding 45,100,000 listings. While I confess that I did not get much past the first page of the list, the

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Marketing Yoga Classes with Soul: It’s Just Money, Honey

posted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on October 2, 2013 |

marketing yoga classesMarketing Yoga Classes with Soul: It’s Just Money, Hon We all have parking lots filled with baggage when it comes to money. Some of us feel we deserve to struggle, especially if we’re doing what we love. Others feel entitled to have the dough roll in quickly and easily. Collectively, there’s enormous vats full of shame, entitlement, confusion, fear, anger, arrogance, low self-esteem and other varieties of imbalance when it

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Support Your Local Yoga Teacher

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 30, 2013 |

local yoga teacherSupport Your Local Yoga Teacher I feel fortunate—really fortunate. Decades ago, I got to study with yoga luminaries such as Donna Farhi, Judith Hanson Lasater, Elise Miller, Angela Farmer, Aadil Palkhivala, the late Mary Dunn and many others at a time when 20 students was the average size for a workshop. From these teachers I’ve learned more than I can possibly quantify or express. For years, when traveling teachers came

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Group Yoga: Why Yoga Classes Inspire Us

posted by Nancy Alder on September 25, 2013 |

yoga bodyGroup Yoga: Why Yoga Classes Inspire Us Yoga is an individual practice that takes place on a mat, a rug, outside, inside or various other places. When we breathe and do asanas we are given a chance to be an inner witness to our own challenges, successes and boundaries. These truths are part of what makes the practice perfect for anyone: You come to the mat where you are, with

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What Does it Really Mean to Go Deeper in Yoga?

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 24, 2013 |

go deeperWhat Does it Really Mean to Go Deeper in Yoga? I was a sprinter and a long jumper in high school. In track practices and meets, the goal was always to sprint faster and jump farther. When you made progress, the evidence was absolute, even if you’d only beaten your last personal best by a tenth of a second or a half inch. After high school, the sports I engaged

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