How yoga helps veterans

It’s Veterans Day here in the U.S., so to a thanks for those who did their duty, here’s a quick rundown of stories and organizations focused on the benefits of yoga for veterans. (It’s a topic we’ve covered a bit.) Former Marine finds piece through yoga Veterans Yoga Project Wounded vets turn to yoga for … Continue reading How yoga helps veterans

The media keep figuring it out: Yoga helps veterans with PTSD

We’ve passed on a few of the times that mainstream media picks up the story that yoga can help veterans with PTSD as they heal from their wounds. The latest — and maybe the biggest — came earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times. Here’s the story from San Diego: Army 1st Sgt. Chris … Continue reading The media keep figuring it out: Yoga helps veterans with PTSD

The mindful Congressman keeps on keeping on

There’s next to zero chance that the U.S. Congress is going to get anything done anytime soon, so why not try to push through some yogic and Zen legislation, right? That’s what Rep. Tim Ryan — we’ve covered his mindful exploits before — keeps aiming to, and it may be that his quest is just … Continue reading The mindful Congressman keeps on keeping on

Ashtanga Yoga Confluence announces 2016 dates and expanded teacher lineup

I was midway through posting about yoga and veterans — already a day late — and an email lands in my inbox from the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, announcing its 2016 dates and the teacher lineup. As a mural in Varanasi said: Boom Shiva. Update (as noted in the first comment) — It does say 2016 on … Continue reading Ashtanga Yoga Confluence announces 2016 dates and expanded teacher lineup

Wednesday reads: Congressman Moonbeam and Ganesha Chaturthi

Kind of a busy day here, so just a matter of a couple of quick links for you. First up, if you aren’t paying attention, this weekend is Ganesha Chaturthi. Are you in or around New York? Well, you’re very much in luck. The Broome St. Temple is running a weekend-long celebration, ending with a … Continue reading Wednesday reads: Congressman Moonbeam and Ganesha Chaturthi

Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington lead meditation at Contemplative Sciences Center

This week, Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington headlined — if one can headline such a thing — a meditation at the University of Virginia, as guests of the school’s Contemplative Sciences Center. To refresh your memory, that’s the institute that Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones — backers of Jois Yoga and the Sonima Foundation — … Continue reading Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington lead meditation at Contemplative Sciences Center

Don’t stress out: How yoga can save millions of dollars — maybe

We’re all familiar with how yoga can save us from the endless cycle of rebirth and get us to samadhi. Every given thought to whether yoga could save millions of dollars — especially for the government? That’s the topic of a piece online at Forbes that ties together the growing amount of research into yoga’s positive … Continue reading Don’t stress out: How yoga can save millions of dollars — maybe

Yoga as therapy for PTSD and prisoners

A great quote highlights a story this week on PRI’s The World about yoga’s use in treating PTSD: “I thought it was a joke,” said Vietnam veteran Paul Gryzwinski. “And I remembered actually laughing out loud and they said no we’re really not kidding you’re going to be going to yoga.” The focus of the piece, … Continue reading Yoga as therapy for PTSD and prisoners

This yoga is pretty much the antithesis to Ashtanga

No, I’m not talking about Iyengar. Not even paddleboard yoga. I’m talking 3-D Yoga. And you’re saying, “Whatcha talkin’ about?” Honestly, I have no idea. And, no, that hasn’t stopped me before. But here’s what I saw in a Hello! magazine (I think it’s right there with Yoga Journal as an authentic resource) piece. I wouldn’t … Continue reading This yoga is pretty much the antithesis to Ashtanga