Here is your definitive reason to drink coffee, get prana

Sure, some of you will be skeptical because this comes from the New York Times. But to that I say, pa-shaw! For thousands of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. But it’s only recently that scientists are figuring out that the drink has notable health benefits. Let’s … Continue reading Here is your definitive reason to drink coffee, get prana

An athletic argument for Guruji’s claim: No coffee, no prana

As part of our ongoing effort to tout the benefits of coffee — and by extension, the wonderful, wonderful caffeine that lies within — we bring you the athletic rationale for drinking a healthy amount of coffee. It was featured this morning on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” A link, and key parts: “While I’m racing, caffeine … Continue reading An athletic argument for Guruji’s claim: No coffee, no prana

More evidence Guruji was right: No coffee, no prana!

A major government study out this week suggests that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from a variety of diseases in comparison to people who drink little to no java. At this rate, your Confluence bloggers will be here long after Facebook is ancient history! Here’s a roundup from the New York Times: … Continue reading More evidence Guruji was right: No coffee, no prana!

Making yoga accessible to the people who need it

I don’t think there’s a whole lot of argument that there is a lot not to like about how yoga continues to grow in the West. There may be a lot of argument about what, specifically, to dislike, but from conversations I have with yoga practitioners (not to mention not-yogis), everyone seems to have some concern … Continue reading Making yoga accessible to the people who need it

This person read 50 studies on yoga so you don’t have to

We fairly consistently cover the cross section of yoga and science because we figure both sides — if you want to set them as counter to each other — can benefit from the strengths of the other. Yoga that takes scientific findings into consideration isn’t going to be worse; science can perhaps learn that there … Continue reading This person read 50 studies on yoga so you don’t have to

Tim Miller answers some pranayama questions for you

Why, you might ask, when you’re already getting up at the crack of dawn (or before), rolling out your mat, and carefully controlling your breath for an hour and a half (or more) should you practice pranayama? I suppose the answer is right there in the eight limbs, so it’s right there in the name … Continue reading Tim Miller answers some pranayama questions for you

Yogi diet: No hybrid wheat, being mainly raw

Since Ashtanga is the “yoga of no,” and that leaves us fewer interesting things to talk about — no late night band reviews, can’t try out the newest happening bar, won’t be running down LA’s best donuts anytime soon — we are left to talk about other things: our restricted diets, our curious Saturday regiments … Continue reading Yogi diet: No hybrid wheat, being mainly raw