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Archive for October, 2011

Does Politics Belong in Yoga?

Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

You’re in a yoga class. The teacher mentions something about ahimsa and strongly states his opinion about all the damage the US is doing in Afghanistan. Several of the students nod their heads in agreement. One picks up her yoga mat and walks out, never to return again. Her son is a US soldier in Afghanistan. Read More »»

What Does It Mean to Live Your Dharma?

Posted on October 16th, 2011 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Everywhere I go, I meet another person who is quitting a job to start a new business, pursue a passion, or launch forth into the world to create change, achieve a vision, and spark transformation. Despite (or maybe because of) the economic collapse, the hum of war, and our ecological woes, people are feeling more urgency to create a life that is meaningful to them—and to others. I think of it as a sort of dharmic revolution. Read More »»

Do Yoga and Alcohol Mix?

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

I gave up drinking within about a year of starting to do yoga. It wasn’t a moral issue. But with regular asana practice, I simply began to see more clearly what the alcohol was doing to my body. And it wasn’t pretty. Read More »»

Q&A: Leslie Howard On the Pelvic Floor and Yoga

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Leslie Howard is a Bay Area-based yoga teacher who runs workshops nationally that teach women about the muscles and potential dysfunctions of the pelvic floor. She talked to The Sacred Cow this month about misconceptions and realities of the pelvic floor and whether or not modern yogis should be practicing mula bandha at all. Read More »»