Yoga Improves Brain Functioning in Older Adults, Study Suggests

Practicing yoga as little as three times a week can help improve brain functioning in older adults, a new study suggests. The study is one of the first to offer evidence that yoga might help counteract the cognitive decline otherwise

The End of an Era—Is Yoga at a Crossroad?

"This body is only an instrument of the soul to reach what is within." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar BKS Iyengar was the last of the living Masters who brought yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy to the West. His passing marks the

B.K.S. Iyengar, My Teacher. ~ Judith Hanson Lasater

B.K.S. Iyengar was a human being with a superhuman talent for understanding the body and how it moved. But he also understood that the body represented all of who we are. He said, “The body is the surface of the

‘Yoga Saved My Life’ A Tribute to B.K.S. Iyengar

“Yoga saved my life. I took it for my health, and then I took it as a mission.”          B.K.S. Iyengar in The New York Times  B.K.S. Iyengar made it his mission to bring yoga to the world,

Even Modest Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer after menopause in many studies, and according to a new  study, the effect is occurs very quickly, even with a modest level of activity, like walking 30 minutes

New Study Compares the Effects of Yoga and Resistance Training

Aerobic exercise, or sustained activity that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs (swimming, jogging, cycling etc.), has long been known for a vast range of benefits from heart disease prevention, to weight management to stress busting and improving mood. 

Balancing the Breath: The Importance of Exhalation in Yoga and Pranayama Practice

In yoga we often focus on taking deep breaths in, but the exhalation is actually as, if not more important, than inhalation for full, deep breathing. In the following excerpt from YogaUOnline’s course with Doug Keller on Yoga, Breath, and

Yoga Alliance CEO Richard Karpel Reflects on First Year in Office

Yoga Alliance has taken some flak from the yoga community over the years, but under new CEO Richard Karpel, YA has laid out a vision for becoming a more fully fledged service organization for its members, and has launched on