Category Opinion

Hyoid Bone Musings

It seems howler monkeys are one of the only mammals to have a pneumatized hyoid bone…that means they have air spaces within the bone. And it’s how they make their distinctive sound. If they have air spaces in their hyoid, how does that affect their vishuddha chakra? Or for that matter their vinjanmayakosa?
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Mukunda Stiles Passes – A Great Yoga Therapy Pioneer

In 1981 he founded the Yoga Therapy Center in Massachusetts and worked by referral from hospitals, physicians, and therapists to provide personalized yoga therapy for many medical and psychological conditions. This began a trend that has grown tremendously and helped thousands of people as well as giving focus and direction to countless young yogis.
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Fairy Tale: A Poem by Carly Sachs

No Aaron, no wedding.
When there was no wedding, I still had the dress.
A hope ghost that I sold for money.
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Blissed Out Or Really Blue?

I left the studio sulking and had to reflect on why it mattered so much for me to achieve a particular position…after all it’s only a yoga pose. It prompted me to face my own feelings of self-doubt, competition and need for approval. read more…

The Guest Blog: Three Snacks To Take On Your Travels By Anna Norman

Greetings from JFK! I’m flying to California to spend the holiday with my family, and there’s nothing like travel to knock everything a little off balance. I’ve relied on airport food in the past (namely a big bag of Sour Patch Kids), and while that’s fun in the moment, I land feeling lousy and irritable.
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How Yoga Supports Creativity

The thoughts kept running through my head. How can I live a creative life if I can’t even write 400 words about it?! I’m a fake.
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The Guest Blog: Sometimes You Just Need A Snack And A Nap By Anna Guest-Jelley, Curvy Yoga

A month or so ago, I started feeling really bad about my body. I woke up on the wrong side of the body image bed, so to speak, and — goodness — things went from bad to worse.
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The Guest Blog: Give Thanks for Yourself By Amanda Smear Baudier

It’s easy to thank our moms, husbands, friends or God. How many times though, have you turned inward and just thought, “hey you…thanks for hanging in there with me through this stressful week at work” or “Way to go body! I never thought I’d be able to hold headstand away from the wall- you amaze me.
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The Guest Blog: Krishnamacharya and The First Yoga Video By YogaSampler

One of the key insights of the exhibition and its supporting scholarship was how instrumental photography and film have been in the development of “modern yoga”. Few of us probably know that the modern, postural yoga we practice today was developed only in the 1930 – 50s, by Krishnamacharya and his successors. Fewer still probably know…
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The Guest Blog: Knowledge By J.T. Liss

One day I was introduced to knowledge and I liked his style.
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