veteran yoga man meditating outside in mountains

There seems to be a trend among veterans who are introduced to yoga. Step 1: veteran benefits from yoga; Step 2: veteran becomes a teacher to share yoga with others. This is no coincidence; it is a conditioned response resulting from the challenges and privileges of military service.  

Ringing in the New Year: The Great Bell Chant

May the sound of this Great Bell Chant penetrate deep into the cosmos, and herald in a New Year, free from all suffering. Enjoy this beautiful and timeless video paying homage to our awe-inspiring planet and... Read more

New Conference on Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine to Be Featured at the Smithsonian

In 2014, a large symposium on Medical Yoga was hosted at the Smithsonian in conjunction with the large Smithsonian exhibit on Yoga: The Art and Science of Transformation. The symposium featured speeches and... Read more
Pictures of yoga sessions from Ana Forrest's Yoga Series called "Ancestral Voices"

Ancestral Voices: Yoga for Transformation and Renewal with Ana Forrest

We like to say we live in a “connected world,” and why not? Long-distance communication once required hand-written letters and months of transit. Now, with the tap of a finger, you can not only talk to a... Read more

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Practicing Karma Yoga: Yoga Reaches Out

As we know, yoga began not as a “workout” but as a path of spiritual and personal development. Accordingly, service to others, seva , selfless service in the Sanskrit translation, was one of yoga’s original... Read more

Your Body’s Bottleneck – How Your Neck Affects Your Health

You know that your heart, organs and lungs are critical for your health. But your neck?! In fact, the neck is a delicate part of the body, and when neck health is compromised, it can affect you in many ways... Read more

The End of an Era: Bikram Verdict Puts Guru in Hot Seat

On Tuesday, a jury unanimously found Hot Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury guilty of sexual harassment, including threats to the victim’s life, and awarded plaintiff Minakshi Jafa-Bodden nearly $6.5 million for... Read more
Yoga and Wellness

New Program Reveals Workplace Yoga Benefits Employees and Companies

At 8:00 am every Friday morning about five women sit quietly on their yoga mats waiting for class to start. Pushed into the next room are hairstylist’s chairs, blow dryers, hair color and other assorted items... Read more
yoga for joint health, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

Yoga Research Comes of Age: Studies Show Broad Range of Health Benefits

The field of yoga research has grown exponentially in the past decade. A recent overview of yoga studies published in the Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy finds that there are now over 3,150 scientific... Read more
yoga for osteoporosis - New York Times

Study Indicates Yoga Can Prevent Osteoporosis-Related Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a tremendous health concern for women over 50, causing more than 700,000 spinal fractures and more than 300,000 hip fractures each year in the United States alone. It is well known that weight-... Read more

The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress: The Body Connected

The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC), held September 18-20, 2015 near Washington, DC, USA continued the tradition of presenting the latest and best scientific research on fasciae in all its... Read more