Yoga Buffs Get Another Yama--And It's Not What You Think
For serious yogis, the term “yama” means the intense ethical discipline practitioners undertake to enhance their practice and achieve the ultimate union between mind and body. But it’s also the name of one of the yoga industry’s most intensely capitalistic
Girl, 13, Defies Need for Scoliosis Surgery, Takes Up Yoga and Breakdancing Instead!
A British teenager diagnosed with scoliosis has defied the need for major back surgery by taking up a serious yoga routine. Mia Latham, 13, was diagnosed with an S-shaped spinal curve when she was just 11 years old. Doctors told
Are You A Type-A Yoga Girl or An Oblivious Left-Lane Driver?
Whether you’re an actual Pacific Northwest resident or just a hippie at heart, you might find that the new PEMCO insurance ads hit just a little too close to home. The campaign features more than 50 profiles of archetypal Seattle
Report on Progress Against Cancer: Yoga Beneficial to Patients, Survivors
Cancer patients aren’t just fighting to stay alive—they’re also wrestling with the side effects of chemotherapy, as well as high incidences of depression, insomnia and other conditions that affect quality of life. But a recent study showed that cancer survivors
A Different Take on Yoga's Most Essential Pose: Mountain Pose
The mountain: majestic, powerful, immovable. In asana practice, everything comes from the mountain pose, (tadasana in Sanskrit)--from a place of stillness and balance. The mountain pose is done by standing steady with feet close together and arms by the sides.
6 Great Superfoods for Yoga Lovers
If you’ve been paying attention to nutritional news in the past few years, you’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods”—foods like blueberries, pomegranates and flaxseed are thought to have a score of health benefits and decrease the effects of aging. Superfoods can
Study: Yoga Helps Veterans Suffering from PTSD
Preliminary results from a small, government-funded study found that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed improvement in their symptoms after ten weeks of yoga classes. The study was led by an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and consisted
Filmmaker David Lynch Talks Transcendental Meditation
David Lynch is most famous for his award-winning surrealist films: Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the TV series Twin Peaks, to name a few. But the acclaimed filmmaker is also humanitarian and proponent of transcendental meditation—in fact, he’s been
Filmmaker Takes on PTSD with Transcendental Meditation
Not only has filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over 30 years, he’s also committed his own time and money to bring TM to at-risk populations through his charity, the David Lynch Foundation. December
Yoga of Awareness for Breast Cancer Patients with Hot Flashes
A study published in Supportive Care in Cancer found that Jim and Kimberley Carson’s Yoga of Awareness program is effective at treating hot flashes and related symptoms in early stage breast cancer survivors. Previously, research had shown that yoga was