Accessible Yoga Conference Brings Message of Inclusivity to New York City

Christine Malossi, RYT 200
woman practicing accessible yoga with prop modifications

The mission statement of Accessible Yoga (AY) asserts that the non-profit organization is “advocating for a diverse yoga culture that is inclusive and welcoming.” What better place to nurture inclusivity than Accessible Yoga, Jivana Heyman, Yoga for Every Body, Yoga pose variations, yoga for diversity, Accessible Yoga Presenters

The Accessible Yoga Revolution: Yoga for Everybody

What type of person practices yoga? If you go by the images plastered across magazine covers, television commercials, and online ads, you’d assume that all yogis are young, attractive, limber, lithe, and... Read more

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

Editor's Picks

Are you ready for Martha Stewart Yoga?

You’ve heard of Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Crafts, and Martha Stewart Weddings. But are you ready for Martha Stewart Yoga? Earlier this week, weary commuters in New York’s grand central terminal... Read more
Swami Ramdev's Yogic Mission

From Powerful Pose to Parliament: Swami Ramdev’s Yogic Mission

While Indian yogis are often pictures as ascetics living a recluse lifestyle in remote corners of the Himalayas, Indian yoga master Swami Ramdev defies the mold. The 50-something yoga guru, agile and lithe as... Read more

India's Prime Minister Announces New Ministry for Yoga and Ayurveda

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently established a ministry to promote alternative therapies such as yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, as part of a wider mission to raise awareness of home-grown, natural... Read more
Kim Cattral - Fizzy yoga

More than a Short-Lived Fizz? Fizzy Yoga Targets Common Boomer Issues

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall may have just unleashed the next fitness craze: Physiyoga (or Fizzy Yoga, as Cattrall prefers to call it). A blend of yoga and physical therapy, Physiyoga is a core-centered... Read more

Butting Out: Can Yoga and Meditation Help People Quit Smoking?

If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking, you know how difficult it is to break the habit. Tobacco use has been cited as a major risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory disease, cancer, and premature death... Read more

YogaGlo Forfeits Its Patent. What Comes Next?

On October 27, 2014, online yoga video service YogaGlo announced its decision to forfeit the patent issued for its mode of filming yoga videos. The decision came seemingly out of the blue, leading many to... Read more

Creating Calm in One of Chicago’s Roughest Areas

The organization I-Grow Chicago bought a house in one of Chicago's roughest neighborhoods in hopes of helping to reduce stress levels for its neighbors. Kids who attend get a light breakfast and then practice... Read more