High-Potency Yoga: Breathing

High-Potency Yoga: Breathing

“There is always a connection between respiration and mental states.” – King Bhoja, in Raja-martananda (an eleventh century commentary on the Yoga Sutra). Hatha yoga is best known for its postures which stretch, invigorate and relax your body. Yet the scholarly and...
Yoga’s Good-Health Effect

Yoga’s Good-Health Effect

You know it can reduce stress and anxiety; but newer studies are also pointing to the benefits of yoga in treating a number of ailments. And while your yoga practice won’t cure asthma, treat allergies or make you live to 100, it can lower blood pressure, reduce...
Your Guide to Yoga Styles

Your Guide to Yoga Styles

Exercise-oriented yoga styles are all derived from or inspired by Hatha Yoga. And the original Hatha Yoga systems go way beyond yoga poses. In traditional Hatha Yoga (more than 50 years old) “asana” or poses, were one of many components of a complex lifestyle which...
Taking Yoga Home

Taking Yoga Home

Taking yoga home means bringing yoga into your life more potently. Although designing a practice for yourself and finding the discipline to do it is challenging for many people, the rewards are likely to be rich and lasting. Imagine that you create for yourself a...
Colorado Yogis Fighting over Regulation

Colorado Yogis Fighting over Regulation

When I ran a yoga teacher training in the late 90s I dreaded the possibility that the state might regulate my business. I worried about the paperwork and the costs. And beyond my own business, I worried that state involvement in the teaching of yoga would have the...